Make a difference to a child in care in the UK - just give them a book!

Help a child in care with one small gesture this Christmas #52KindWeeks

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, is calling on members of the public to donate to BookTrust’s festive appeal and light up a child in care’s Christmas. Christmas can be an especially tough time for a child in care and a surprise book gift shows them that someone is thinking of them. By donating […]

by Helen • December 8, 2017
Trinity help the homeless in Hillingdon and beyond. Remember how easily it could be you....

My brother lived on the streets so it really COULD be you #ItCouldBeMe

This is a staggering statistic: “Most of us are only three missed pay checks from homelessness.” This isn’t the only stark reality about homelessness, which is why We are Trinity and The Big SleepOut is so important for 2015. Being homeless has touched my life, with my brother living on the streets for a number of months because of mental […]

by Helen • November 3, 2015
My Dinosaurs are saddled up and we are ready to boogie in the Comic Relief Danceathon!

Comic Relief #Danceathon: The story of a honkosaurus and a personal nightmare in gold leggings

So on Sunday I saddled up my Dinosaurs, and rode off to Wembley to shake my honkosaurus touche for the Comic Relief Danceathon… And guess what, we did it. TeamHonk are officially awesome – well if Claudia Winkleman says it, it must be true, right? There is still time to SPONSOR ME, and we can […]

by Helen • March 9, 2015
This isn't the Honkosaurus., thanksfully - wait to see the real one sometime next week...I hope!

Walking the Dinosaur for Red Nose Day #Teamhonkdanceathon

This blogging business has helped me do many a wonderful things – from messing about with many wonderful products, to meeting some truly amazing people. Sometimes though, it makes me do stuff that, well, in all honesty, I thought I was a little bit passed – I am mature now right? However, thanks to the […]

by Helen • February 24, 2015
See the Child: Sign the petition NOW!

Help 1.5 million children find their voice #seethechild

  In January of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the truly amazing Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder and director of Kids Company. I hadn’t heard of the charity and was humbled by the work that she and her colleagues did to help children that in my ignorance, I didn’t know existed. I was distraught to […]

by Helen • June 25, 2014
lastingchange: International Women's Day

International Women’s Day – A digital postcard from Tanzania showing the impact of #lastingchange

Alexander Residence, Mummy Barrow and Mammasaurus are doing amazing things for some amazing people as part of the wonderful sensation that is Teamhonk. They are currently in Tanzania looking at how Sport Relief money is spent to help some amazing women achieve against all odds; helping to create #lastingchange. Take the wonderful Eliafura, sorking hard […]

by Helen • March 8, 2014

Can you #GiveUp2GiveBack and help the world’s poorest children with Plan UK ?

If you’re reading this blog it probably means you’ve got kids. And that means you have all the usual parental worries. Those nagging feelings that you’re not quite doing the whole parenting thing well enough, that somehow the needs of your child (or children) aren’t being met. Well imagine those feelings but your worries aren’t […]

by Helen • February 24, 2014
Reading with Kids: Beanstalk and Change the Story

Save the Children child literacy and Beanstalk campaign: From washing machine manuals to a love of fiction #ChangeTheStory

That was Michael Gove that was. Yes, I know. Maybe Michael Gove isn’t your favourite person. Perhaps sometimes you don’t agree with everything he does and says. However, you would be hard-pressed not to be able to echo this sentiment. As he said himself, the reason for him talking to us all transcended party politics. […]

by Helen • January 22, 2014

What do I wear for the #Teamhonk 3000 mile blogger relay for Sport Relief? Text HONK to 70005 to give £5

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together. Particularly if its a plan for charity and even better if it’s for Sport Relief and the wonderful Team Honk. From 12th Jan in Cornwall to 23rd Mar an army of mad crazy bloggers are going to be climbing up the country from Lands End […]

by Helen • January 14, 2014
Christmas Jumper Day: Bruno

Christmas Jumper Day (13th Dec): Make the world better with a sweater

Save the Children are doing something fantastic for Christmas; not only are they trying to make the world better as always, they are getting more and more people to don their Christmas jumpers and make a right royal fool of themselves…can’t be a bad thing, right? Even Bruno from Strictly is getting in on the […]

by Helen • December 11, 2013