Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March, lots of events will take place up and down the country in aid of Sport Relief. People will be walking, running, swimming, cycling, all to raise money for Sport Relief. So you have no excuses!
By joining in with Sport Relief, you can make a huge difference to people’s lives both here in the UK and abroad. 50% of the money raised is used to transform the lives of people on your doorstep, while the other half is used to fund projects in the world’s poorest communities. Here’s some quick stats: In the last two years, Sport Relief cash has helped to enable over 189,000 children to attend school and get an education, 16,500 people get the support they need to improve their mental health, over 734,000 children to be given life-saving vaccines and funding for 23 projects that support people living with dementia…Impressive!
So how can you get involved?
We and 100 others spent last Saturday taking part in our Urban Movement event, consisting of a 70-minute mash-up workout of Yoga, Pilates, Capoeira, Boxing, Twerking and HIIT. All the money raised from ticket sales went to Sport Relief and we’re proud to announce that we donated over £1,000.
Don’t worry if you missed that event, there are still plenty of ways to get involved:
Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games comprises of either walking or running in a ‘mile’ event, taking a dip in the swimathon or riding in the cycling event. There are flagship events taking place in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Norwich and Sheffield. Simply visit www.sportrelief.com to see what events are taking place in your local area.
Fundraise your own way
There’s lots of ways you can raise money for Sport Relief and for years the British public have done crazy things to get some cash. How about being sponsored to do 10,000 steps a day for the whole month of March or holding a treadmill challenge with your work buddies? Or even attend 3 PayAsUGym venues per week for the month of March – getting fit while raising money! For more ideas simply download Sport Relief’s top fundraising ideas from their website, where you can also order a fundraising kit to aid your challenge.
This one is pretty obvious but so many people forget to donate or just never get round to it. But remember, small amounts of money all go towards the big pot so we all play a part. Want to know where your money goes? Just £30 could fully vaccinate seven children in Africa against five deadly childhood diseases. Or in the UK it could enable six UK veterans to attend a local mental health support group. In the grand scheme of things, these are not large amounts of money but they can do so, so much.
Visit sportrelief.com for more information.
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