Beijing Biddies hit Moscow…. after a hiccup or two!

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A tricky border control delay……. but no match for the Beijing Biddies The Beijing BIddies hit Moscow Day 7 continued. Arrived at the border at 4.45am!! First 2 booths at the border were fairly straight forward. 3rd booth – there was a very officious Russian woman who periodically brushed her hair, had a coffee, disappeared out of the booth, made … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Power of Social Media

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2760 Likes and counting from a single Facebook post via Cancer Research UK The Beijing Biddies are so reliant on all you amazing people out there to spread the word about their challenge. This is just one example of how effective social media can be in supporting charity fundraising. This post from Cancer Research UK shortly before BB1 & BB2 … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Latvia

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Latvian leg of Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge Day 6 of the Beijing Biddies Challenge We are now in Latvia! Stayed in Kaunas in very different accommodation to the previous night! Very interesting breakfast which comprised of some grapefruit that I had brought from Cumbria and some porridge which Kate had brought. This was made with water, some chopped dates and … Read More

Hi ho, hi ho, to Lithuania we go! Beijing Biddies update

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Day 5 of the 30 day Charity Challenge for Beijing Biddies In the early morning Found Kate in reception of Westin looking very anxious as she was wondering how to obtain 3 Zloty for the parking machine! I gave the doorman 2 dollars – amazing what 2 dollars will do!!! Issue solved. Ah, but Kate is the hands on problem … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Poland

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Beijing Biddies Competition Winners from RCI Banque

The Charity Challenge to Beijing Continues…. Saturday evening was spent with a delightful Polish family near Warsaw in Poland, and I (BB1 aka Edwina!) was able to help in the kitchen! Delicious Local Polish food and hospitality. Day 4 Short drive in to Warsaw dodging crazy driving. Met with the 2 competition winners from RCI Banque who very kindly gave … Read More

Beijing Biddies depart on £150K Charity Challenge

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Beijing Biddies – the first few days! Day1. Exciting departure day for the BBs in Cumbria and lots of media interest (you can see the ITV coverage here) in Beijing Biddies charity challenge. After several hiccups with BB2 and vehicle, on to Yorkshire and at Garrowby Hall – home of Lord and Lady Halifax. It was the birthday of BB … Read More

Beijing Biddies get ready to rumble!

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The Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge starts tomorrow! We’re ready for the off tomorrow morning, and just have to say how grateful we are for the support from media in publicising the £150K charity challenge, the sponsors who have made it all possible and to those who have given time and energy to help get us to departure day tomorrow. One … Read More

Beijing Biddies plan departure

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 Beijing Biddies Lunch Fundraiser & Farewell Launch Westmorland Hotel have just released this press release to journalists in Cumbria and further afield, to support our wonderful Beijing Biddies! Don’t forget that you can donate a £1 or more by texting BBID60 to 70070 with your amount. Every £1 helps them one step closer to their goal. On the 1st of … Read More

AST Signs sponsor Beijing Biddies £150K charity challenge

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  We are incredibly grateful for the amazing support from all our sponsors, and will be sharing more on this regularly. In the meantime, we wanted to mention AST signs who have wrapped our Nissan Pathfinder with the most inspirational design. It reflects our mission and challenge brilliantly, and is helping us to raise awareness of the extreme adventure ahead. … Read More

The Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge Countdown Begins…

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The Beijing Biddies charity challenge is picking up speed!   Well, here we are in the early days of our endeavour to raise £150,000 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support!  We now have our logo, brochure and full website up and running, thanks to Kate at Business Toolbox Cumbria, and we really hope that you will help us … Read More