The Ealing Sports Relief Mile
Raise money locally in UK's biggest fundraising event
The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Ealing! The borough is set to host its third Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March, and needs local people to come together and show their support by entering now at www.sportrelief.com. As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives – so it’s time to dust off those trainers and enter right now.
Setting off from Brent Lodge Park (Bunny Park) the Ealing Mile will take in the sights of St. Mary’s Church, Brent Valley Golf Course, The River Brent, The Wharncliffe Viaduct and is set to be an incredible event. Entrants don’t have to be sporty to take part, but can choose to complete 1, 3 or 6 miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some the world’s poorest countries.
Paul Farmer, the event organiser, who lives in Hanwell, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Ealing is back and it’s your time to shine. From teeny-tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters up against the clock there’s something for everyone on the big day. Last year, the Ealing Mile had over 500 participants and raised a staggering £12,000! This year we want to make the day even bigger and better – but we need your help to do that. So come on Ealing, pull up your Sport Relief socks, enter the Mile and do something amazing!”
Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge. Last September, David Walliams started Sport Relief off with an epic splash when he completed The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames. Despite battling a nasty bacterial bug and bitingly cold water, David swam a staggering 140 miles and has so far raised over £1million for Sport Relief. And that’s not all; there will be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief weekend!
The Sport Relief Weekend kicks off on Friday 23rd March when everyone gets active, has fun and raises cash at home, at work or at school; before settling down to watch a night of top Sport Relief TV on BBC One. There will be even more BBC radio, online and TV coverage throughout the weekend to keep you entertained. By the end of the weekend everyone will be raring to go, when the whole nation comes together to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March.
To enter the Ealing Mile visit www.sportrelief.com.
10th February 2012