Helen Skelton helps Beijing Biddies drive up the total for cancer charities

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Our glittering ball hosted by television presenter Helen Skelton has raised a fantastic £13,000 for the Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge! Helen joined us for the Dickie Bows and Diamonds Ball at the Rheged Centre on Saturday November 29 to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. During the evening guests were given the first glimpse of … Read More

Beijing Biddies raising more money to beat cancer

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Well it’s very nearly upon us – that’s the Beijing Biddies Dickie Bows and Diamonds Charity Grand Ball! We can’t wait to welcome you all to our great BIG fundraising party on Saturday at the Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith. We are so thrilled to have television presenter and all-round daredevil Helen Skelton joining us to host the evening. She’ll be … Read More

Beijing Biddies Driven to Keep On Giving

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We set out on our trip to Beijing fired up by very personal motivations and having completed the challenge neither of us feels any less compelled to keep on fund raising. Incredibly humbled by all the stories shared with us since we set out on our crusade, we are now more determined than ever to do what we can for … Read More

What’s next for the Beijing Biddies

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It might seem that the BBs have had a couple of quiet months but don’t you believe it! We’ve not been resting after our fantastic journey to Beijing but have been very busy visiting sponsors, saying thank you for all the wonderfully generous donations and planning our next event. So many people asked about how they could help us raise … Read More

Beijing Biddies Challengers Return

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After the epic UK to China 29 day charity challenge BBs excitedly arrived in to Beijing , China – their final destination. It took 29 days of driving to reach Beijing. It was an incredible journey – a lifetime experience. Travelling through so many countries and such diverse landscapes. Before returning home, there was just time to do a bit … Read More

So near and yet so far! Beijing Biddies approaching Beijing

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Now in Jining ready to drive our final day!!! 3rd June cont. Leaving the car for the remainder of the day and overnight was another surprise! Jimmy our guide had found a small hotel for us to stay overnight. Needless to say the Beijing Biddies were frustrated at not being able to continue the last leg of journey to Beijing. … Read More

Beijing Biddies reach Chinese Border on last leg of challenge

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The challenge of Chinese Border A bright and early start to make our way to the border and to make room in the car for the guide. First part at the Mongolian border was fairly straight forward until the Biddies got to the Customs clearance. At this point there was a similar confusion similar to our entry in to Mongolia. … Read More

Beijing Biddies are approaching Chinese Border…

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Last push through Mongolia BBs got up early in the morning in their Yurt debating where best to go for the morning ablutions! BB2 was brave enough to go to the deli dated loo block which was full of flies and everything else!! BB1 thought otherwise and disappeared behind the car. Next was breakfast for the Beijing Biddies – a … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Chinnghis Khan Monument

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Day 31 Camera crew thought the Biddies were joking when they were told that it wase I necessary to leave at 7am Being benevolent Biddies this was changed to a start no later than 8am because of the morning traffic and the distance to be driven. On route made a short detour to visit the Chinnghis Khaan monument which is … Read More