The Scummy Mummies took their comedy show to epic heights and broke a Guinness World Record all in aid of Borne.
The comedy duo Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson joined forces in 2013, and since have gone on to produce an award-winning podcast, a sell-out touring comedy show, a popular book, and more. 2023 marked ten years since Helen and Ellie met and with more than 250 podcast episodes, 500 sold-out comedy shows, and 17 suitcases of catsuits later, they took their act to new heights.
The Scummies took on epic challenges all in aid of Borne. Helen started off the fundraising in February 2023 by running the Brighton Half Marathon. Then in March 2023 Ellie took on the challenge of playing PowerWash Simulator for 24 hours straight! She broke the world record in that time for the longest videogame marathon playing PowerWash Simulator, and during that time the Scummies nearly raised £10,000.
Then the Scummies took their comedy show to new heights taking on the epic challenge of trekking to Everest base camp and performing the highest-ever stand-up comedy gig at base camp, performing their jokes over 5300 meters high! During the 14-day challenge, they were able to raise over £15,000 for Borne! Their hard work and dedication have touched our hearts and will significantly impact our research into premature birth.
This was all in aid of raising money for Borne, a charity close to their hearts, as Ellie’s son Joe was born nine weeks early in December 2014. Today he’s a healthy, happy little boy, but not every child is so lucky. The money raised will help support the research into premature birth and find the answers, improve care, and save lives because no baby should be born too soon.
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Click the link below to find out more about the Scummy Mummies’ epic challenge.