Get involved with Sport Relief!
Monday 08 March 2010
So the majority of us won’t be swimming the English Channel like David Walliams or running across the whole of the UK like Eddie Izzard to raise money for Sport Relief.
But we’re sure we can do something sports-related to support this worthy cause which helps people in the world’s poorest countries as well as in Britain. Here are some ideas for you:
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile
On the 21st March, get your jog on and join others in your local area to run The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile. This event will take place at venues all over the UK. You can choose whether you want to run 1, 3 or 6 miles. Sport Relief will set you up with a fundraising page if you decide you want to get involved with the Mile fun run. Go to Sport Relief's website for more information.
If you are a parent and your kid attends a sports club, organise a cake sale to energise the players at halftime. Baking ingredients don’t cost too much so you’re bound to make a profit for charity!
Organise a neighbourhood walk and charge people a small amount to take part. It’s spring so the weather is perfect for walking – not too hot and not too cold. Plus, you’ll get to know your neighbours better!
Throw a Sport Relief party! Perhaps you could all dress up as various sportspeople. Keep a donations bucket in an obvious spot so people can put money towards Sport Relief. What more noble excuse for a party than charity?!
Watch Sport Relief's big night of TV
Don’t miss Sport Relief’s big night of TV, airing on on Friday 19th March on BBC One.
Tune in and watch comedian James Corden – Gavin and Stacey’s Smithy – teach various professionals including the Manchester United Squad and an Olympic diver how to master their respective sports. Other highlights include special episodes of Strictly Come Dancing and MasterChef.
By Anisa Kadri