Cornwall raises a massive Â£44,000 for Sport Relief!
The runners and the pounds have been counted and Cornwall can pat itself on the back with the announcement that everyone who participated in a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile throughout the county has raised a collaborative £44,449 for the charity.
That’s a whopping £29,500 increase in funds raised, compared to the county’s efforts just two years ago when the event was last held. The fantastic news is that it will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives – both here in the UK, including within Cornwall, and across some of the world’s poorest countries.
With 10 ‘Sport Relief Mile’ events taking place across Cornwall on Sunday 21 March, the day was a massive success with nearly 1,700 friends, families and work mates joining together in friendly rivalry to rise to the challenge. Nationally, over 165,000 people across the length and breadth of the country took part in over 350 Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Miles. And, for the first time, this year the Mile went global with a special Mile in South Africa.
Celebrities rose to the challenge too, with David Walliams and a group of celebrity friends cycling the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Lands End, Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton kayaking the Amazon river, Christine Bleakley tackling the English Channel on waterskis, and Lawrence Dallaglio touring the Six Nations on his bike.
Thank you to every Cornish participant for rising to the challenge for Sport Relief. The announcement of how much Sport Relief 2010 raised will be coming soon.