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Fundraisers step out for Sport Relief

Sport Relief fundraising at Woodcroft Primary School, Lovedean after running their mile, having an ice lolly to cool down  Picture: Paul Jacobs (14842-3

Sport Relief fundraising at Woodcroft Primary School, Lovedean after running their mile, having an ice lolly to cool down Picture: Paul Jacobs (14842-3

PEOPLE have been putting on their running shoes, digging out their sweat bands and resurrecting their tracksuits all across the area today in aid of Sport Relief.

Activities are taking place at all sorts of places from pubs to offices, from supermarkets to schools.

The events will see hula hoops, pogo sticks, treadmills and bicycles all put to good use as people get active to raise cash for Comic Relief charities.

All the money collected will go towards helping transform the lives of poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.

This year’s event is the biggest yet, with people running, swimming or cycling at the Sport Relief Games, which start today and end on Sunday.

Since Sport Relief started in 2002, more than £195m has been raised.

For more information go to sportrelief.com

Activities taking place today include:-

* Sixty colleagues from Sainsbury’s Farlington are doing a fun cycle run in store covering the equivalent distance of Lands End to John O’Groats.

* Pupils will be taking on teachers at a wide range of sporting activities at Miltoncross School.

* The University of Portsmouth’s science faculty is holding a sponsored netball tournament

* Children from Woodcroft Primary School will be running a mile with their parents

* A fancy dress sport relief mile is taking place at Ditcham Park School, Ditcham Park, Petersfield

* England’s rising heptathlon star, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, will be at SSE’s Portsmouth office in Havant

* An all day penalty shoot out is being held at Kingscourt School, Five Heads Road, Catherington

* Year One at Leesland Infant School will be taking part in a Sport Relief challenge including circuit training, parachute games, Alaskan baseball and a mini-marathon.

* Gosport Leisure Centre, on Forest Way, is holding a swimathon for Sport Relief. Enter as an individual or team to swim 1.5km, 2.5km or 5km.

* Steve Bennett, Sainsbury’s Broadcut assistant manager, will be running a half marathon for Sports Relief. Staff also held a zumba dance fundraiser there.

* Fareham Leisure Centre is taking part in the world’s biggest swim.

* Regulars at the Woodmancote Pub, Emsworth, are in for a treat as people take to the stocks for a soaking

Please send us your Sports Relief pictures and video clips with brief details to digital@thenews.co.uk

 

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