Friday, 22 August 2014

Guinness World Rugby Match

This weekend at Bromsgrove Rugby Club. Starting Sunday midday through till Monday! Minimum time of play needs to be 24hrs and 52minutes. Please head down to show your support. All in aid of Scottys Little Soldiers!
Check out this link for more info on the event http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/11416004.Ambitious_attempt_to_break_world_record_being_held_at_town_rugby_club/

Saturday, 9 August 2014


What an amazing adventure we all had climbing to the top of Africa and raising an amazing amount of money so far!! I will keep this post quick because we will be putting up a diary with lots of pictures once we have filtered through the HUNDREDS that we have!!
We wanted to say a massive thankyou to everybody that has supported us whether it be with donations, kit or words of wisdom and support. It was one of the toughest things we all have ever done and I don't think we could have had such a great time without every single one of our team. We will still be raising money for Scotty's Little Soldiers until December as we have a couple more events coming up, which we will keep you all posted on. So please keep checking back at our page, more posts coming up in the next few days of our time climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. The good the bad and the very funny times!! NOT to be missed!!
The money that we have raised so far is going to help make a huge difference to the children of Scotty's so keep on digging and we can make an even bigger difference!
Many thanks again to you all for your support!!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Keep calm and LETS ZUMBA!!

Yesterday we had a Zumba session to raise more money for Scotty's. Good turnout and we raised in the region of £300!!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Last night...

Amazing and very inspirational evening last night listening to Guy Homan and Dr Malcolm Russell MBE, relay their very extraordinary story of Everest by the West Ridge, a British Army Expedition in 2006. Thankyou so much, we were all enthralled.
This treacherous expedition was made into a documentary called Man V Mountain, which you can buy on DVD. Its certainly worth a watch!
Also thank you for letting us be a part of it, we raised a lot of money last night for Scottys, thanks to everybody that came! I'll get back to you with the actual figure...but remember everything we made will be matched pound for pound by Pelican. Its really going to make a big difference.
Some great prizes won on the raffle!
Thankyou again to everyone and I think i might crack open a Butty Bach now and watch the DVD!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Our last planned walk before we leave for Africa in Church Stretton 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

New fundraising page!!!

We have now expanded to two pages adding to our total!
Pelican/Peli UK has offered us a challenge!  They will match every donation you make One for One if we can make it to the top!!
Amazing!!  For each pound you give Scotty's Little Soldiers gets two!  Please know that all of the money raised on this site goes directly to Scotty's Little Soldiers and is in no way funding our expedition, and there is no percentage being taken by any outside sources.
Just click on the 'donate here' button to the right of the page or go to http://www.bmycharity.com/PeliChallenge
Thankyou to you all again for your continued support!!
Till next time....

Friday, 13 June 2014

Date for the Diary!!

Hello Everyone. Please have a read and pen it in the diary! 
The talk is the story of the British Army Expedition to climb Mount Everest by the West Ridge in 2006. At the time this route had only been climbed by around 20 people and no one from the UK had summited by this  It was a high profile expedition which was used as a recruiting tool for the Army. It was made into a documentary for Sky Bravo - Man versus Mountain.  
Tickets are £10 each.The number to ring to purchase tickets 01568 613942
Our Kilimanjaro team will be special guests on the night and we will be saying a few words about our challenge and the Charity we are supporting. Scotty's Little Soldiers.
Proceeds will be going to Scotty's and Aspire!
          Thankyou! And will hopefully see you there!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Thankyou once again to Irwin Mitchell.....

...for travelling all the way down to us and setting up a professional photoshoot! And thankyou to www.ptpimages.co.uk for taking our photos. Followed by another great, a little cheeky at times, walk in the Brecon Beacons. This was the FIRST time all of us were walking together and to top it off the sun was shining. Perfect!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Exciting thankyou!

Pelican cases have been an amazing support for our trip! They will be providing us with our very much needed flashlights and head torches!
Pelican Products inc. are the global leader in design and manufacture for products used by Military, Police, Firefighters and many more. Originating in California they now have offices worldwide. It's safe to say we are in REALLY great hands and their generosity has literally been 'a light in the darkness'!!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

We also would like to take a bit of time to say thankyou again to everybody who has supported us, sponsored us and donated.
It feels like a long time ago that this thought was just that. We have come such a long way since then and that is thanks to you guys. We don't have much time left, just a few short months!
Although this is a challenge that we are so excited to be doing, a real once in a lifetime! Especially with the company of each other! The reason behind it all is to be able to give to the children of Scottys Little Soldiers. A charity that is primarily to put smiles back on the faces of little ones. As everybody who follows us will know, Scotty's Little Soldiers is close to all our hearts and we really do appreciate everyone that has helped us get to this point so far! Donations are looking healthy!
Keep following our blog for more updates and photos!
We went on a lovely walk today and the sun was out! We were met by Irwin Mitchell this morning for a photoshoot also so watch this space for those pictures!!
Till next time!
Hello Everybody
Just a a few photos of some walks. We are so lucky to have these truly breathtaking places right on our doorstep!
Some of the girls wearing our new rucksacks which we were ever so kindly sponsored for by Edgar Brothers!
This stone marks the highest point in the Brecon Beacons!
This is a view of Table Top Mountain. 
Another view shot 
Look how excited!! Lambs being let out to roam for the first time since birth. A very special moment!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter at Pengethley Manor!

Thankyou to everyone at Pengethley Manor for a great day and for making space for us to have a stall selling Scottys Little Soldiers merchandise and yummy cakes!! Another lovely amount for the pot!!

Monday, 14 April 2014

The donations that are coming in are fantastic, thank you so much for all your support. It's all going to such an amazing charity
We have had a great couple of weeks in the black mountains and bag packing in Morrisons which helped us raise just short of £500!!!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lots happening!!

Where to begin!!!....
Firstly one of our army wives hosted a cake sale at a local school raising an OUTSTANDING £500.60!!

Thankyou to everyone who helped us to raise this and thankyou to Divine Bakes who made this fabulous Kilimanjaro Cake for us!! Brilliant!
Check them out here Divine Bakes

Secondly, Kit news! It's fair to say since we began this journey we have all become a bit of a kit pest! So when we heard from Level Peaks based in Hereford that they wanted us to wear their own NFTO
clothing we were over the moon!
NFTO clothing are ahead of the rest with the materials they use for outdoor apparel AND it looks good.
Humbled that they are helping us massively on our way! Here's a few pics at our fitting!

Check out their website here www.nfto.com

www.soldiersystems.net have given us a huge mention on their website so a big word up to them!
Soldier Systems is an online publication that covers the tactical industry which is relied upon by Government, Military and Industry Leaders.
Thanks for the shout out guys.

Lastly this weekend we are all getting together for another walk and a photo shoot, so keep an eye out on here for those pics!We will also be bag packing in Morrisons Hereford and selling Scotty's Little Soldiers merchandise.
Get down there!!!