It’s that time of year again when we can get active to raise money for Sport Relief, even it it’s only on our remote controls – as BBC progammes are packed full with celebrities working hard to encourage viewers to donate to money to this year’s appeal.
If you decide to get active and raise money by doing a sponsored to walk, run, swim or cycle, you can rest assured that 50% of the money you raise will go to charities in the UK and the other 50% will go towards transforming lives across the poorest countries.
If you are thinking about raising money by walking/jogging/running you can chose courses from 1, 3 or 6 miles, enter your postcode on the link to find out where Sport Relief is taking place in your area http://www.sportrelief.com/events/mile. If you are thinking in joining in a swimathon you can do either 1.5, 2.5 or 5k, or cycle 25-50 mile routes.
If that sounds too energetic and you would rather donate from the comfort of your living room then you could watch some of the great BBC programmes dedicated to raising money for Sports relief – Famous, rich and homeless – is one where four celebrities - Nick Hancock, Julia Bradbury, Willie Thorne and Kim Woodburn sleep rough to experience the harsh conditions of sleeping on the streets, Hell on High Seas - six celebrities faced force gale 10 winds to sail around the Irish and English channel, if you would like to sponsor the team please follow this link, these are just two of many dedicated programmes to raising money for Sport Relief. Alternatively you could download James Bay’s official sports relief 2016 single.
If you fancy a night out you could be at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park to watch team Redgrave take on Team Flintoff for Clash of the Titans this Saturday 18 March 2016, for more information please follow this link.
Over the past two years money raised from these events has helped 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 has given funding for 23 projects that support people living with dementia.
For more information on about this year’s Sport Relief please visit their website.