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