A big THANK YOU to all those that sponsored and supported the Happy Hula Monkeys as they hooped their way around the 5km course on Sunday 19th July under threatening rain clouds and in gale force (felt like it) winds! A few times along the course my hoop actually felt like it was levitating when the wind took it! Hooping against that wind was tough – I imagine we all now have abs of steel!
16 amazing ladies from the Happy Hula Monkeys classes or honorary monkey friends registered to complete the course in their spangly hoops.
I am so proud of the girls that took part – they all shone. Great attitude, great hooping in great big gusty winds and thank goodness we only got a little wet when the hovercraft took off! What a fabulous team – I hope it was a day you won’t forget.
Thanks also go to the thousands of people who came out to support all the women (nearly 10,000) who took part in the race to raise money for the charity – many with the names of those they have lost or who are battling to fight cancer pinned on their t-shirts. The atmosphere, as always, was emotional yet uplifting.
Thanks to those of you from classes who came along and wished us well, to those who gave us an encouraging cheer as we went by and to all the people that congratulated us on our wiggles!
I estimate our sponsorship at in the region of £400 – £500 but I’m just waiting for the final figures to come in.
I am so pleased we were able to use our hoops to raise more money for Cancer Research. Remember if anyone still wants to donate (even though it’s after the event Cancer Research still needs our support to help fund prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research into cancer) then our sponsorship page can be found at http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/happyhulamonkeys
Information on our total sponsorship will soon be available on the Happy Hula Monkey website.
Thanks again for your support.
Your Race for Life is in Portsmouth on Sunday 19th July at 11am
If you’re interested in raising money for a great cause then why not join the Happy Hula Monkeys in their unique effort to complete the Race for Life while hula hooping?
How manay reasons do you need to take part and help support such a good cause? Here’s just one:
Click on the image for Jaime’s story.
We will be attempting the 5k (3.1 mile) event while hooping on the waist or the hands. The aim is to raise money for research into breast cancer. There is no pressure to keep hooping for the whole race but join us and try it out. It’s the taking part that counts!
I will be arranging training sessions on the seafront and in local parks in the months leading up to the event. So if you think you want to try then join me for a sunny evening stroll and hoop along Eastney and Southsea seafront.
Entry costs £12.99 per person. This covers the cost of organising and running your event on the day, which means that the sponsorship money your raise will go directly towards our work into the prevention, treatment and cure of all forms of cancer. Unfortunately this fee is a non-refundable and non-transferable.
I would like to submit our entry as part of a group. To do this I need to provide the following details of each participant:
- their postal address
- their telephone number
- their date of birth
- their email address
- their emergency contact details
For legal reasons, under 16s cannot enter individually, but can be included as part of a group registration. Entrants aged 16 and 17 can enter individually, but to enter other participants as part of a group registration, you must be over 18.
Remember – you don’t have to hoop but we are happy for any friends to try or to simply accompany us on our trek and encourage us along while they complete the race themselves.
Last year we walked it in around 45mins so I would expect us to take around 1hr 45mins if we all stick together. We might surprise ourselves! The aim is to raise money and enjoy ourselves.
Top Tip – remember sun cream and water! It was hot, hot, hot last year!
Ideas: If you have any ideas and suggestions then let me know.
Do something amazing this summer with thousands of women across the UK. It doesn’t matter how you do the 5k – just make sure you’re there!