TRAVELLING across the south coast would usually involve a simple car or train journey.
But this weekend, Hampshire mums will be using every form of transport imaginable to cover 50 miles – all in the name of charity.
It all started two weeks ago when Karen Bleakley spotted an advert for Team Honk, a charity organising a relay from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Karen rallied several groups of mums from around the county with the help of chairman of Southampton Twins Club, Lisa Congdon.
The pair have now organised the relay which will cover part of the region in weird and wonderful ways, including on horseback and by boat – with all the money raised going to Sport Relief.
Nationally the fundraiser will cover 3,000 miles with the aim of raising £20,000.
Karen and Lisa volunteered to take on the Southampton to Worthing leg which will start at Shamrock Quay at 9am today. The baton will then travel to Sholing, Hamble, Warsash and Fareham, where a team of B&Q workers will be waiting dressed as cartoon characters.
They will depart on horseback for Whiteley Shopping Centre before the baton is passed to Deaflympic 2013 marathon bronze medallist Melanie Jewett, who will take it on the final leg to Worthing.
“I’ve never done anything like this before so we’re all very excited” said Lisa.
To donate, visit my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/southam ptonteamhonk