Tuesday, 5 February 2013

#Goodwork postcard for the Dolls from Team Honk in Ghana


Red Nose Day is 25 years old this year and, astonishingly, has helped over 50 million people around the world, by making people laugh and raising money. In the last few days, three ace bloggers, Mummy Barrow, Mammasaurus and aresidence (known collectively as TEAM HONK) took a trip to Ghana to visit some of the wonderful projects supported by and derived from the money raised by Comic Relief and Red Nose Day in the last quarter of a century. 

In particular they helped out at a bakery (the same one featured on the Great Comic Relief Bake Off recently), visited a mental health project and joined in at a school on the edge of a slum. They have been live tweeting and vlogging about their visit and you can see their record of their adventures by visiting their blogs (links above) or using the hashtag #Teamhonk and #goodwork on Twitter.

Team Honk met up with Jonathon Ross and Davina McCall whilst in Ghana and VERY VERY EXCITINGLY they have sent the Red Nose Day Dolls and the designer-maker team their very own postcard from their travels. 


Hey Red Nose Day Doll Team!

Here's a shot of Davina chatting to a small child at the bakery project. The children were so friendly and happy and it was so great to spend time playing with them!

This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.uk; www.aresidence.co.uk; www.mummybarrow.com ) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork.

For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at rednoseday.com

For other digital postcards please do check out the linky on www.teamhonk.org

Thankyou so much to Teamhonk for sending this postcard from Ghana. It was wonderful to see the support and practical help that Comic Relief has given to these fantastic projects. 

We have SO much news about the doll project. In our next posts we'll introduce the dolls and the designer-maker team. It has been growing since our first post and is now 20 strong! What's wonderful about this group of makers is the willingness and glee with which they're giving their time to make unique, handmade tiny clothes and accessories for these very very lucky little people made of fabric and knit. 

We so hope that when they are auctioned the dolls will help to raise some funds for fantastic projects like the ones visited by Team Honk.

We'll leave you with a sneak peek of some very beautiful small somethings that are being crocheted as I type:


  1. Please keep TeamHonk up to date on your project. We love the dolls.

    Davina nearly left with this little boy. He clung to her leg!

  2. Oh adorable. We thought your trip was truly amazing and we watched every single video. Thanks SO much for your support of our project too!