Children in Need – The Big Learner Relay & Nail Art Competition

It’s that time of year again, when people all over the country give up their time and money,to help raise funds for Children in Need. From dressing up, baking and taking part in sponsored walks, you name it people are doing it. All in the hope of creating a better life for children in the UK and around the world.

This year my dad got involved in the Big Learner Relay the brain child of Louise Walsh. The idea being driving instructors  passing on the Children in Need top box from one car to another, over a  2,800 mile course. The course started on the 26th of October in Northern Ireland. after venturing all over the UK, the box relay concludes on the 13th of November in Swindon.  Thousands of driving instructors and pupils are taking part and Louise herself travelling the whole route The cars themselves could be covered in “sponsored spots” which people would pay to sign and stick on a car. which hopefully will help to make this years grand total the highest ever.

On the 7th of November, it was the turn of the Lancashire team, where my dad, Dave Gibbons took over the Headbox from Simon Fox then handing over to Fiona Murray. I’m so proud that my dad and all involved are raising money for such a worthy cause. Everyone taking part has done a fantastic job,  The Big Learner Relay has already raised an amazing total of £59,227!! If you would like to you can donate to The Big Learner Relay Just Giving page

To help celebrate all the fabulous work of the fundraisers this year. I’m holding a nail art competition, with two entries winning a goody bag filled with nail bits and bobs (paid for by myself) You can follow my design or come up with your own Children in Need nail look. All you need to do is tweet me your nail look on Twitter @LauraTFP or post it to my Facebook page The winners will be picked and announced on the 18th of November.

My nail look is inspired by “show us you’re spots and lets raise lots” It’s a really easy look to create, even if you don’t have a nail dotter. You can create your own with an old pen, pencil or straighten out bobby pin. Just dip the nib into some polish and get spotty.

To create the nail look –

– paint your nails white or a pale shade.
– Let them dry.
– If you have coloured nail gems leave one nail on each hand white.
– Grab a range of shades of nail varnishes.
– Pick up your nail dotter, dip it in your first shade.
– Create spots of all different sizes on different nails.
– Carry on with your other nails.
– If you have gems stick randomly on the nails you left white.

If you don’t have gems don’t worry you can create your own design on the blank nail or just continue creating your spots as you did on the other nails.

I’d like to say a massive congratulations and thank you to all who have have taken part in the Big Learner Relay and everyone else fundraising for Children in Need this year. I cant wait to see your designs and good luck!

Lots of Love,
Laura x