Well it appears we have been rather active in terms of videos since we last saw you all. It is now dark, we are very tired, still uncomfortable. We are now snuggled up in our sleeping bags with our little bobble hats on feeling very cold indeed!
We did another facebook live post around 20:30 and got an amazing response from so many people. Thank You to everyone who joined us for facebook live it was good to speak to you all and we felt very loved indeed!
Shortly after this video it got very cold and the bobble hats had to come out. To Sam’s great amusement Jenna’s bobble hat was missing a bobble due to being eaten by the family dog. Below are both our youtube 10pm update and our 10pm goodnight facebook live!
Did tell you we got a little bit video happy!
Off to try and get some sleep we shall see you all soon!
~ Sam & Jenna
Just a quick update. We are nearly halfway through the 24 hours now with 14 hours left to go. The rain has stopped thankfully but the sun has gone round the other side of the building so it is now a lot colder and we have started layering up.
We are cold, hungry, uncomfortable but still smiling!
Still lots of generous donations being received both on site and online so that is fabulous thank you so much!
We will be back around 10 pm with another update before we try and get some sleep!
Sam & Jenna
Here is our 2pm update. We have been sitting at the services in our little camp for 6 hours now and are surprised at how generous people have been! Lots of money currently being raised for Pudsey and the amazing folk at BBC Children In Need which is fabulous.
Good old British weather did not let us down and the heavens have well and truly opened. The weather forecast did say rain from 1pm and exactly on schedule all of our lovely sunshine vanished and the rain began. We have resorted to hiding out under some clear recycling bags in an effort not get get absolutely drenched by the rain. So far this has been unsuccessful.
But now we are going to go back in time a bit: We did manage to get this photo before the rain started! As you can see our camp is very small so does not provide much protection from the rain. People keep telling us we should have got a bigger tent, but it would not be a challenge if it was easy! Main use for the tent is to keep our phones and stuff in to make sure they do not get wet, sadly it is not big enough for us to sleep in!
Also before the rain we thought we’d do a facebook live video to all the people on facebook who regularly support us. We also learnt something very important today. When we film for youtube we have to have the camera landscape but for facebook live it needs to be portrait. Who knew! This means you’ll have to turn your head 90 degrees to watch us. We apologise and will not make this mistake again! Also this sadly means you can’t fullscreen us, but that’s ok because we look better from further away! As you can see it was very sunny here before the rain appeared! Hence the sunglasses!
Even with the rain we are still smiling! See you all soon for another update and thank you for all your donations so far!
~ Sam & Jenna
Today is the day! It’s 8 in the morning on Saturday and we have just set up our home for the next 24 hours. Unfortunately it is raining but we will not be deterred!! We are going to be blogging and vlogging our way through the next 24 hours with the occasional bout of facebook live to keep in contact with the lovely people who are supporting both us and Children In Need.
Above is our little “Camp Pudsey” which will be home for the next 24 hours.
Below is the first of our videos from 8am on the Saturday! Here we are feeling very chirpy as the sun decided to come out halfway through our video and grace us with it’s presence! How Kind!
Thank You to all of you who are following and donating to us! Here’s hoping we can raise a lot for Children In Need. This is challenge number 3 out of 12, you can see the rest of our challenges at http://www.CINChallenge.com/events and you can be an absolute diamond and donate if you like at http://www.CINChallenge.com/donate
Sam & Jenna
It is time for our next Children In Challenge. Check out our video below to see what we are going to be up to this time!
This months challenge is a 24 hour sleep out! There will be no luxuries, no food and we will be there regardless of whether it is pouring down with rain or a lovely sunny day. We have our fingers crossed for the sunshine!
We had to pick the best day in which we felt that we would be able to raise the most money so the date for this event is the 1st of April. We will be at the entrance to Fleet Services southbound from 8am on the Saturday to 8am on Sunday morning.
If you are in the area of Fleet or passing through please stop to say hello, we’d love to see you! We will be keeping you updated over the 24 hours with videos, blogs and facebook live updates which can all be accessed from our website.
Remember you can donate by text so if you cannot make it to site just use our text code: “UCIN50 £5” to 70070 to donate £5 to BBC Children In Need. Or you can visit our Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CINChallenge
Every penny we raise throughout this year will go to support BBC Children In Need which will help continue the amazing work that they do to support children and young adults throughout the country.
Sam & Jenna
So our February challenge was to climb the O2 arena in London. We had no idea how much thought actually goes into constructing buildings like this, we have 52 metres which is one metre for every week of the year. It is 365 metres wide which is 1 metre for every day of the year, unless of course it is a leap year but we won’t count that. There are 12 pillars which is one for every month of the year and these are also arranged to look like a clock! For our last challenge we went caving through Cheddar Gorge so it was quite ironic that after spending 90 minutes climbing through and under a landmark we were now going to be spending 90 minutes climbing over one.
Below is our video which we filmed on the way to the O2.
Halfway on our way to London we decided it was time for a mini challenge! If you want to be particular then Jenna decided it was time for a mini challenge! However for the purpose of this year long challenge we are a “we” so Sam will have to take some sort of responsibility also for the hideous outcome of this mini challenge. However more on this later!
Once we arrived at the O2 and had found our way to the “Up at The O2” we changed into some very fetching all in one climbing suits. These seem to be our regular attire for our Children In Need challenges at the moment!
So here we are before and after all ready to climb. In order to climb over the O2 we had to climb up the side of the dome on a bouncy walkway at a 28 degree angle which kind of felt like you were climbing up the side of the dome itself. Our climbing guide was called Anna and she was very good at making sure we were all safely secured and would not fall off. The climb was definitely worth the view at the top though! We have two videos from the top of the O2, one from Youtube and one which we filmed via Facebook live. Before today neither of us had ever used Facebook live but after today this may be a regular feature on our little adventure! Only downside is that you cannot choose which still picture to show and your faces end up looking like this:
It was so pretty when the sun started to go down!
As you can see from the above videos the views really were amazing. It was also good to see a couple of people on our climb who were afraid of heights doing this climb and really conquering their fears. So even if you are afraid of heights we would still say to you go and do this!
The climb back down the O2 was a little bit trickier than the climb up as it was at a greater angle. As we were the first in the group we made the decision to climb down backwards but we think we actually made it harder for ourselves!
We really enjoyed our day at the O2 and February’s challenge is done! We have done two physical challenges for January and February so for March we are putting the charity element right at the front and are planning to really experience what we are hoping to prevent. The video below is from the journey home. You can find out more about March’s challenge in this video. We think March is going to be tougher than any of the others we have done so far due to the mental side of it. Check out the end of the video to find out more.
Did we forget about the Carpool Karaoke mini challenge? No we did not. Were we hoping you would have got this far in our post, read enough of our ramblings and actually stopped reading by this point? Yes we did. So below is Jenna and Sam’s Carpool Karaoke. This could very well be the worst 9 minutes your ears have ever had to endure. You have been warned.
We are very please to be able to say that February’s challenge is now booked!
You can watch our lovely little video below to find out what it is!
We had had a rather heavy night the night before so were feeling a little worse for wear here so be kind!
The video appears to not be showing on some devices, so any issues here is the direct link which may work on those devices that are currently not working! 🙂 If both work for you then you just have to look at our tired little faces twice (lucky you!).
So for February we are going to be climbing the O2 in London! 380 metres of fabric walkway over the O2 while being 52 metres above the ground.
The date is set for the 16th of February at 4pm and we think we can actually take our phones on this one unlike down in the caves so there should be more videos to upload!
As always if you could help us out by liking/sharing/tweeting/subscribing to our blog that would be fantastic! Also if we have done enough to earn a little bit of sponsorship out of you please visit http://www.CINChallenge.com/Donate where you can see all the ways in which to help support our cause.
Don’t forget the Text Code! By simply texting “UCIN50 £10” to 70070 £10 will be sent to the lovely people at Children In Need. You can also add gift aid to your donation via the text code at no additional cost to you! You can donate £1, £2, £5, £10 in this way and it will appear on our Just Giving page.
Thank You to everyone who has supported us so far, we have a long way to go with some very exciting things coming up and hopefully a lot more money to raise!
~Sam & Jenna