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Sport Relief 2016 comes to Brighton & Hove

Alice Blezard January 25, 2016

Sports Relief logoSport Relief 2016 is due to take place between March 18 – 20 and Brighton & Hove City council is organising the city’s contribution to the annual country-wide fundraising event.

The Brighton & Hove Sport Relief Mile will take place at Preston Park, on Sunday, March 20. This will be the seventh Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile held in Brighton & Hove, and residents are being encouraged to get involved by entering now at

Participants can walk or run a one, three or six-mile course in order to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016. The colourful, cheerful and eager ‘Milers’ will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.

Cllr Alan Robins
Cllr Alan Robins

Cllr Alan Robins, Deputy Chair of the Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Preston Park will be a great community event with a happy atmosphere. From little ones with their mums and dads, to runners-up against the clock there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day. I’m looking forward to joining in with the one mile run, it’s all about having fun and making a difference. We always see a lot of support for this popular fundraising event and this year will be no exception.”

The Sport Relief weekend runs from Friday March 18 – Sunday 20, 2016 and there are more ways than ever to take part. The event in Preston Park on Sunday 20, will include local performers providing entertainment alongside the sporting element. Local clubs will also be taking part to provide activities and demonstrations.

Nicky Butcher
Nicky Butcher

Nicky Butcher, Campaign Events Project Manager for Sport Relief, said: “Whether you get sponsored to enter an event at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or fundraise with friends and family at home, work or school, you’ll help people living incredibly tough lives. In fact, half of all the money raised by the public is spent right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.”

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.  It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and a fantastic night of TV on the BBC.

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