Twickers Ladies run, bake and donate.


Rachel Teggarty, Hayley Homer, Karen Smeathers, Michelle Pyle and Bethany Hatch. Team name “Twickers Ladies”.

All but one of our team are Forces wives with young families – our husbands are based at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall in Twickenham. All of the husbands have or will spend time serving on Operations, therefore they all feel the trust touches their hearts. We completed the Great South Run in Portsmouth, a 10 mile course!

The weather conditions were quite cold with very strong winds. On one hand the winds worked to our advantage, however running into the wind on the final 2 miles made the run extremely tough. There were thousands of runners, and our team managed to complete the run in under 2 hours, this was an amazing achievement for all ladies as we are all novices. Twickers Ladies have managed to raise a wonderful £1,808.21 (Just Giving website is owned by Michelle Pyle total currently is £1,758.21 – with a cheque for £50 to be added).

The monies raised have been from donations from family & friends, a very successful cake sale, and a Race Night and raffle held at Kneller Hall. The ladies are extremely grateful for all the generous donations and are overwhelmed with the money they have raised for the Forces Children’s Trust. The Twickers Ladies felt running the Great South Run for the Forces Children’s Trust was a true honour – “the race day was tough but the achievement was emence, and we are over the moon with our fund raising total”. We would like to thank all our families for their devoted support.