FUNDRAISERS are being invited to go that extra mile and join the fun and games as part of the national Sport Relief this weekend.
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief aims to bring the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.
In Ryedale, schools and organisations taking part include Malton Primary School and the community sports centre.
Tomorrow (Thursday), Malton primary will be hosting a tough-mudder mile for pupils, staff, parents and other schools.
Richard Allman, PE and sports development subject leader, said: “There will be a number of schools participating, with their own mileage ‘goal’ and fundraising target. We will be aiming as a school to cover the total mileage from Malton to London.”
Mr Allman added: “In addition, the school will be opening its playing fields to the local community to give those intending to raise Sport Relief money the opportunity to complete their ‘mile’ at their leisure around our course with our staff and parents.”
Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.
Malton Community Sports Centre will be hosting the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, March 23.
Manager Jay Rowley said hundreds of local people had already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there was still time to book a place, don a headband and enter the fun and games. “We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people to take part and make it the best Sport Relief Mile yet," he said. “So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we can.”
To enter the Malton Mile visit sportrelief.com. For details phone 01653 605365. For the activities at Malton Primary School, from 3.45pm and 4.30pm, call 01653 692582.
To sponsor the event visit my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/mcps-tough-mudder-mile