DO YOURSELF PROUD FOR SPORT RELIEF
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games are back and this year the nation is being encouraged to walk, run, swim or cycle themselves #proud at Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games events from 18th – 20th March. The Games will be taking place at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Norwich and Sheffield – with hundreds of local events across the UK, the nation can limber up and show their support in what is already warming up to be one epic weekend.
For Sport Relief 2014, the generous people of the East of England raised and donated more than £1,790,000 to help transform people’s lives across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. This money has helped fund more than 200 projects right here in the region.
Other faces lining up to take part in the fun include Claudia Winkleman, Greg James, Anita Rani, Jamie Laing, Melanie C and Rachel Riley, who can be seen modelling the official Sport Relief t-shirt, available online at www.sportrelief.com from today and in Sainsbury’s stores from 15th February.
TV presenter Jake Humphrey is joining the host of famous faces supporting Sport Relief and said: “The great thing about Sport Relief 2016 is that the whole nation can get involved. You don’t need to be sporty. No matter what your level of expertise, pull on the trainers, walking boots or swimming cossie and sign up at sportrelief.com.”
The iconic BT Sport Relief challenge is also back in full force, with another brave celebrity getting ready to be put through their paces in the name of charity. This celebrity (to be announced very soon) will be proving they are a thoroughly good sport by taking on a mammoth challenge to follow in the footsteps of Davina McCall, John Bishop and David Walliams in the hope of inspiring the Great British public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not! There will also be an array of other exciting celebrity challenges over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!
On Friday 18th March the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The night is set to be a star-studded show full of celebrity performances and comedy sketches along with highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports.
Other top telly treats include the return of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off which will see a fresh batch of 16 celebrities compete in the ultimate baking battle, all to raise as much dough as possible. This year’s brave contestants include Samantha Cameron, Ed Balls and Kimberley Walsh, with Jennifer Saunders, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne and resident Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc presenting an episode each.
On Sunday 20th March BBC One will host the Sport Relief Games Show, live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the Great British public are joined by numerous famous faces to help spur them on throughout the day. Stars from the world of entertainment and sport will take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games events up and down the country - there’s bound to be an event close by so there’s no excuse for the public not to sign up and get involved at sportrelief.com
Walk, jog or run the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, choosing from 1, 3 or 6 mile distances
Choose from a range of individual and team distances for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, including 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km or people can choose their own distance with SimplySwim
Choose to take on the 25 or 50-mile Cycle at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, enjoy one of the Family Cycles with budding bikers at all six venues, (London, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield and Norwich) or choose any distance with SimplyCycle
Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping people living unimaginably tough lives, with half of the money raised used to make a difference right here in the UK. The other half is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.
For more information about how to do yourself proud by entering the unmissable Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, go to sportrelief.com.
SPORT RELIEF AT SPORTSPARK
Sportspark is very proud to be hosting Sport Relief’s Flagship Swimathon (Norwich), and will also be hosting lots of free activities on the day! Sport Relief’s Run (the Flagship Mile) and Family Cycle will also be taking place around Sportspark and the UEA campus/Earlham Park, with events starting literally on our doorstep! For information on how to register for the Swimathon visit: swimathon.org.
ABOUT SPORT RELIEF
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £262 million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and an unmissable night of TV on the BBC, broadcasting live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.