It’s two weeks since we were completing our Benidorm or Bust fundraising challenge for SiMBA. For SiMBA we had #TeamSiMBA and #TeamChystal.
I have to say it was one of the most amazing experiences, travelling 1850 miles from Dalkeith to Benidorm over 5 days, passing through Dover, Tours, Biarritz, Madrid and down to finish in Benidorm. One that we would all highly recommend (contact Danielle if you would like more info for next year). There were about 450 people taking part in the whole challenge, but on some parts of the journey it was just us on the road, every now and again passing, or being passed by another challenge car. There was challenges on the way, stopping for a break and chatting with other participants, TeamSiMBA were delighted to come third in the challenges raising an additional £300. We also raised a great deal of awareness sharing our SiMBA passports and badges letting everyone we met know about the charity we were supporting.
One of the most powerful, and proud parts of the journey was the parents trusting us with their babies stars. On the first day we had tried to Velcro the stars to the ceiling of the car, but they were playing games with us falling down onto us. We then tied them
on string, having them safely above us. When the days were long looking at the names kept us going, keeping us in check as to why we were on the journey, raising funds and awareness for SiMBA #sayingtheirname
In addition, on day 2 of the challenge we asked you to again trust us with your babies names and you gave us permission to write their names on our t-shirts which we added to over the day and with absolute pride we wore our name covered t-shirts on day 3.
So, with the amazing fundraising nights, boot sales, stars, challenges, and the utterly fantastic sponsorship and donations we are very proud to say that between the two cars for SiMBA we have raised just over £10,000 #saytheirname #raisingawareness #SiMBA #makingmemories #proud #Benidormorbust #1850miles #TeamSiMBA 💜