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Sports Relief - Get Involved This Weekend...

March 21st 2014
By: Melanie

This year’s Sainsbury’s sports relief starts today and will be continuing throughout this weekend, and for the first time ever, the British public have been invited to take part in raising money by either cycling, running or swimming.

If you would like to join in a running event then you can walk, jog or run 1, 3 or 6 miles at organised events around the UK.  Swimming – swimmers will need to swim 1.5km, 2.5km or 5km at Swimmathon pools. Or you can get on your bike and cycle 3, 25, or 50 miles in London, Manchester or Glasgow.

If you would rather participate from the comfort of your home, then this Friday there will be fun and games on TV across BBC 1 and BBC 2. Including Only Fools and Horses Sketch and a Strictly Come Dancing special as well as lots of other TV fun. There will also be other programmes to celebrate this fantastic fundraising throughout the weekend, as well as coverage across Radio 1, 4 and 5 Live.

Sport Relief helps some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK and around the world. It funds over 2000 charities in the UK and over 300 projects are being funded in 40 other countries. Since last years Sports Relief, 6.4 million people have been helped by International projects funded by Comic Relief. Approximately 120,378 children have received uniforms, books, materials or school costs allowing them to go to school, 1.4 million vaccines have been purchased and 2,188,904 people have been supported by primary health services.

If you would like to join in this year’s sports relief then visit this link to find out where you can join in, just follow this link http://www.sportrelief.com/ and type in your postcode.