I received a press release this week about the upcoming Sports Relief and what’s happening in Peterborough.
It’s time to dig out that running kit Peterborough! Sport Relief is here again. On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from ferry meadows country park at 10am, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief. Super sprinters and willing walkers will all feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.
Enter now at http://www.sportrelief.com/, get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries, while being part of an incredible nationwide event.
Scott Beasley said: “This is third time the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile has come to Peterborough so let’s put on the headband, get training and show the rest of the country what we can do. There will be plenty of activities on the day so don’t forget to rope in your mates, family, boyfriend, girlfriend and colleagues too!”
It’s not just the public who will be taking on the fundraising challenge. Daring Davina McCall has pledged to go the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. She will travel across the UK, all under her own steam – and all in the name of Sport Relief. By running, swimming and cycling for seven solid days, Davina will hit the streets – and waters – of the UK in a bid to raise as much cash as she can and inspire the great British public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not!
On Friday 21st March the BBC will treat the nation to a super special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding amongst others, hosting a star-studded show full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports. Del Boy and Rodney will also be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch. Strictly host, Tess Daly, will reveal the judges’ favourite partnership from Sport Relief Does Strictly, where four Paralympians and their professional dance partners, will have taken on a group dance challenge, hoping to impress the judges and take home the Sport Relief glitter ball trophy on the night.
Then on Sunday 23rd it’s over to you Peterborough to come together and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.
To enter The Peterborough sport relief mile visit www.sportrelief.com.
ABOUT THE SAINSBURY’S SPORT RELIEF GAMES
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Entry fees for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games:
Children (under 16)
Family (2 adults, 2 children)
About Sport Relief
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.
From the BT Sport Relief challenge Walliams Vs The Thames to Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days Sport Relief has a unique history of brave celebrities taking on gruelling physical challenges to raise cash and change lives and Sport Relief 2014 will be no exception.
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. The money raised by Comic Relief, through its fundraising campaigns Red Nose Day and Sport Relief as well as other initiatives, is spent at home in the UK and across the world to help people, families and whole communities stand on their own two feet.
Comic Relief is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
ABOUT SAINSBURY’S AND SPORT RELIEF
- Sainsbury’s is proud to be the official sponsor of the first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games 2014
- Official merchandise will be available at Sainsbury’s and on sportrelief.com with a donation from each purchase going to help people living incredibly tough lives here in the UK, and across the world
- Sainsbury’s raised £5.5 million for Sport Relief 2012
Available from Sainsbury’s, sainsburys.co.uk and sportrelief.com
- Headband – £2.50 with at least £1.25 going to Sport Relief (also available at participating Oxfam shops)
- Adult unisex T-shirt – £10 with at least £4 going to Sport Relief
- Children’s T-shirt – £6/7 with at least £2.40/£2.80 going to Sport Relief
- White unisex T-shirt – £10 with at least £4 going to Sport Relief
- Sweatband – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
- Wristband – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
- Pin Badge – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
- Water Bottle – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
- Socks – £2.50 with at least £1.25 going to Sport Relief
- Soft Ball – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
Deeley Boppers – £2 with at least £1 going to Sport Relief
- Sports Bag – £3 with at least £1.50 going to Sport Relief
- Air Freshener – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
- Dog Toy – £3.25 with at least £1.30 going to Sport Relief
Davina will be the voice of BT’s Speaking Clock from Monday 27th January until the 23rd March, during which BT will donate 10p to Sport Relief for every call made to the BT Speaking Clock from a BT landline.
* If you call the BT Speaking Clock from a BT fixed line in the UK between January 27 and March 23, 2014 you will be helping BT to raise funds to support Sport Relief. BT will donate 10p to Sport Relief for every call made from a BT fixed line in the UK to the BT Speaking Clock during this period. Calls cost 31p from BT Residential lines. Mobile and other providers’ costs may vary and not all providers use the BT Speaking Clock. In support of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).
Dial For Davina
BT are also declaring Thursday 13th February ‘Dial for Davina’ day, where BT will kindly donate 1p to Sport Relief for every call made from a BT home phone line, BT business line as well as every call made from a BT payphone.
*BT will donate 1p for every phone call made by a BT residential and business calls and lines customer from a BT residential or business landline, every call made from a BT payphone and 25p for every call to BT’s Directory Enquiry Service 118500 from any landline or mobile between 00.01 and 24.00 on the 13/02/14. **Calls to 118500 cost 59p per call plus £2.39 per minute, or part thereof, from BT landlines (excluding BT payphones). Mobiles and other networks may vary. In support of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).