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
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
We are Jenna & Sam and we have set ourselves 12 challenges over the course of 2017 to raise as much money as we possibly can for BBC Children In Need.
We have created this site to follow our journey over the next year and to blog about our various adventures.
You can see our introduction video below
Our Challenges so far are:
January – Caving at Cheddar Gorge
February – O2 Climb
March – 24 Hour Sleep Out
April – Pinky and Perky Canoe the Thames
May – Zip Wiring
June – Gung Ho!
July – Zorbing
August – Unit Challenge
September – The Colour Run
October – The Zombie Run
November – Pudsey Onesie Challenge
December – The Grimm Challenge
You can also Click Here to view our list of events for the year.
Neither of us are particularly fit and we have never done anything like this before so we are both nervous and excited to see how the next year is going to go. We have set up a YouTube Channel to run with our blog and a Just Giving page to try and raise as much money as we possibly can!
Click Here to Visit our Just Giving Page
Click Here to Visit our YouTube Channel
We also have a Text Code!
Text “UCIN50 £5” to 70070 to donate £5
Text “UCIN50 £10” to 70070 to donate £10
Thank You for visiting our site, Lets Raise Lots!