The Panda Made Us Do It! #TeamPanda

Over the last 18 months, I’ve been working with WWF UK to help raise awareness of the world projects they support around the world to protect our animals, preserve our planet and educate our people.

WWF Work

It’s been a fantastic journey so far but I really wanted to do something more; something that would not only enable me to continue to be able to tell their stories but also to help raise money for their cause to ensure that their good work continues. When the opportunity arose to be part of WWF UK‘s fundraising team aka #TeamPanda, I jumped at the chance! And of course, I roped in my Dad to join me too!

The Great North Run

Dad and I will be heading up to Newcastle in September to take part in The Great North Run – the second largest half marathon in the world! This will be our sixth race running together but the first time we’ll be competing against each other to get a personal best (PB) over 13.1 miles. Dad is currently the record holder with a PB of 2hrs25 mins while I’m trailing behind with a PB of 2hrs32. But what times do you think we can complete it in?

Guess our race times in the #BubblesGNR sweepstakes

We’ll each be hosting a sweepstake in which you can guess our times. Entries cost £2 each and all donations will go to WWF UK.  I’ll be personally putting up a cash prize of £20 for each sweepstake, which means if you are lucky enough to choose the times closest to both of our final chip times, you’ll walk away with £40 in your pocket – Sweet huh? Winners will be notified on 8th September 2014.

To enter and guess our times please contact my Dad or I directly to enter each of our sweepstakes. We’ll be logging all the entries and times chosen online here for Dad and here for me.

Your entry fees and donations can be made at

#BubblesGNR Raffle

The Bubbles don’t like to do things by halves so we’re also hosting a raffle. We have a selection of lovely prizes that have kindly been donated for the cause.

Tickets go on sale today until Sunday 7th September at midnight – the day of The Great North Run – and the draw will take place on Friday 12th April 2014. We’ll pick all the winners at once and contact them one by one, in the order of which they were drawn, to find out which prize they would like to claim*. Simples! Each ticket is just £2.

*If for any reason we are unable to reach winners after two attempts, I will allocate a prize to them myself. Winners will then have 1 week to claim the prize. If any prize goes unclaimed, another ticket will be drawn and the new winner will be contacted.

Here’s what you could win

WWF goody bag for Grown-Ups

WWF Goody bag for Kids


  • A fabulous WWF UK goody bag for grown-ups
  • A very cute WWF UK kiddy goody bag
  • 12 x adorable Panda Cupcakes made by Sandy’s Cupcakes (London Delivery only)
  • A stylish ‘Covert’ iPad case
  • Absolut Raspberri – Vodka
  • Brancott Estate ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc – White wine
  • Brancott Estate ‘R’ Renwick Sauvignon Gris – White wine
  • Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc – White wine
  • Campo Viejo Reserva, 2007 – Red wine
  • George Wyndham Founder’s Reserve Shiraz, 2007 – Red wine
  • Wyndham Estate BIN 555 Shiraz, 2005 – Red wine
  • Castillo La Paz Tempranillo Syrah – Red wine

Only eligible for those aged 18 years or more.

I will be regularly updating the prize list as more goodies get added! Do get in touch if you’d like to donate a prize – We’d be exceptionally grateful!

#BubblesGNR Ticket Sales

Tickets can be purchased directly from my awesome team of ticket sellers or you can make a donation online at: and email me at with your contact details so that I can get in touch if you’re a lucky winner. Good Luck!

This raffle is taking place exclusively in the UK but if you’re overseas and would still like to donate, we’d really appreciate it.

Big Panda Hugs! – Steph & Tony xx


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