In 2006 we planned a huge granny basket full of increasingly ludicrous
events to continue raising even more money.
We ran some half and full marathons, cycled from Paris to Blackpool
and caused havoc in the woods and the local bingo halls.
down to find out what we got up to in 2006!!
and his Little Helpers
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When Santa's done squeezing himself down peoples chimneys,
you'll find him messing about in the woods with his little
The annual Christmas outing saw a band of merry festive folk
getting more merry with some more festive folk.
Then it was back to Lapland for another long shift in the
Granny Cheque Handover
After another long year of frantic frock-wearing fund-raising,
the grannies wobbled over to Christies to hand over another
In 2006 we raised £8000
bringing our gran total to over £26,000!!
Grannies hand over another lump sum
out of retirement is something the grannies like to do every weekend,
but when a bunch of slightly rotund Diego Maradona look-a-likes
did the same, it was bound to get messy.
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Macclesfield Town welcomed Accrington Stanley and an elite
squad of eight South American football legends.
Whilst shaking our money makers we were naturally very restrained
and didn't mention drinking milk to the visitors once, or
twice, or even several times.
Our tactical expertise and genius ball skills must've rubbed
off on the home team who ended the match as eventual winners.
Alternatively it could have had something to do with the 'Hand
of God' or perhaps all the white lines...
By the final whistle we'd managed to raise a fantastic £700.70
Back of the net!!
time later, on the final painful climb a yodel was heard in the
Uma, fuelled by a king size Mars Bar, came sprinting up the mountain
path to rejoin us!
The wrinkly old phoenix from the flames was just in time to share
a whiskey with a swiss man called Roman playing bagpipes at 2200
metres above sea level.
After six and a half hours, several blisters, bananas, beer and
boullion, a rag tag band of hot pink grannies eventually crossed
the finishing line at Kliene Schiedagg.
With the north face of the Eiger a splendid backdrop we celebrated
surviving another ill considered adventure with a nice cold pint
of Rugen Brau or two.
to Blackpool 2006
5th annual gran day out dawned much like a fresh steradent tablet;
with a glorious effervescence.
31 beautifully attired old ladies lined up in Albert Square, Manchester,
determined to summon up the some spirit for the long journey ahead.
5 of the grannies had even cycled all the way from Paris bringing
along some of their very own continental spirit.
that much spirit, the grannies fondness for a tipple, along with
all the pubs on route it promised to be a fun and wobbly day for
The granny peloton set a blistering pace on a blisteringly hot day.
Even the tarmac was melting along with layers of thickly applied
After a record breaking seven hours the flowery femmes reached the
outskirts of Blackpool where everyone re-grouped for a roll in formation
to Albert Park.
But for some the journey was far from complete.
Only by reaching Blackpool Tower would the latest Go Granny Go epic
And so to the promenade, the tower and a white-haired, white-knuckle
ride on the big one...
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Two Towers - Paris to Blackpool
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30th June 2006:
Granny Go Race Night
bunch of pirates, cowboys and Elvis impersonators gathered together
in The Railway View, Macclesfield, for an evening of Granny gambling.
Those clever old ladies had filmed a series of races and
put them on a nice shiney new fangled DVD for all the punters
Everyone had a lovely time betting on
'The Dotty Derby'
the 'Arthur Marathon' and
'The Gran National'.
Everyone was a winner!
We managed to raise a fantastic £349 for Christies despite
an ugly bar stewards enquiry after the '1000 Guinness'...
yetis were harmed in the climbing of this mountain
favourite pocket sized granny Emma Laya went off to the Himalayas
in April 2006 to try a stroke a yeti.
She didn't realise that the mountains in Nepal are very very
tall, and let's face it; she is really rather small.
But all the grannies are very proud of her for climbing a
big mountain, just next door to Mount Everest.
The grannies don't often get a chance to visit the big smoke
for a nice bit of sight-seeing on an open topped London bus.
Evie forgot to book the bus tickets, and then broke her arm, leaving
Rosie Glow to run all the way to Buckingham Palace all by herself!!
London Marathon was completed by Rosie in a time of 4 hours and
We started at the Greenwich observatory where scientists
invented 'time' way back in the olden days before the dawn
of time itself...
Later we got to experience the London Eye-test, the Cutting
Sarcasm, a game of Tower Bridge, marvelled at the size of
Big Ben and we fitted right in on the Isle of Dogs.
Which was all rather lovely...
a look at the COMING
SOON page to see what we're getting up to next...