Sport Relief 2014 - Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March
Sports Relief really do some incredible work. Every 2 years, they get the nation on their feet and active in order to raise some truly lifesaving cash to help people living both in terrible conditions, both in the UK and abroad.
Running in alternate years to Comic Relief (Red Nose Day), this year’s Sports Relief reaches it's climax on the weekend of the 21st-23rd of March. With huge events leading up to the big weekend, last year’s they raised over fifty million pounds by the end of broadcasting night!! (£50,447,197 to be precise)
We believe Sports Relief is a fantastic cause, which is why we’re donating one pound from the sale of every item sold in our ‘Sports Relief’ category.
Over the years we've seen some amazing fundraisers, David Walliams swam the length of the Thames (140 miles) in 8 days and raised over£1 million, while Eddie Izzard ran a staggering 1,100 miles!! The comedian ran 43 marathons in 51 days, all in aid of Sports Relief.
This year is no different, there are some incredible fund raisers taking place this year with some huge celebrities taking part.
Best known for presenting shows like Big Brother and Million Pound Drop, Davina McCall is well known and loved by all. And it’s no wonder!
This year she’s taking on an epic challenge, fittingly entitled ‘Beyond Breaking Point’. Davina is currently (as of 11th Feb) Cycling, Swimming and Running the 500 mile journey from Edinburgh to London. Truly admirable!
All the very best wishes Mrs McCall!!
Great Sport Relief Bake-Off
Earlier this year, a mini-series of the national success Great British Bake Off hit our screens, with stars like Bonnie Wright, Jason Gardiner, Jamelia, Michael Ball and Alistair McGowan all competing and baking their little socks to impress Mary Berry(<3) and to raise money for Sports Relief.
2014’s Official Sport Relief single is a cover of the classic, Word Up! Originally released by Cameo and famously covered by Korn, all proceeds from the single go straight to Sport Relief. #MixersInMotion
How can you get involved?
Sports Relief would be no-where without public support, and with no donation to small, there’s something everyone can do.
Sainsburys Sport Relief Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Follow in the footsteps of your favourite Olympian and get your chance to compete at the Olympic Stadiums. Chris Hoy, Ellie Simmonds and Jessica Ennis are all joining Sport Relief this year, see below to find out how you can too.
With 3 routes mapped, you can either choose to run(paha), walk(more like it), or dance(Deal!) your way around a 1 mile, 3 mile or 6 mile course through the Olympic park on March 23rd. Not near London? Don’t worry. There are runs planned throughout the country, just check here to find your nearest mile.
From 21st-23rd March the Olympic Aquatics Centre will be open for people to swim 1.5km, 3.5km or 5km, or just for a relaxed swim(or doggy paddle in my case). Book your place ahead of time, we’re pretty sure I’ll get busy!
There are cycles planned in London, Manchester and Glasgow on Sunday 23rd of March, again, with a family friends 3 mile cycle, or more challenging 25 or 50 mile routes. Cycling in full fancy dress is bound to get you more sponsorship! Just saying…
★Waxing – Get your friends and colleagues to sponsor you to wax a particularly hairy part of your body. Feeling brave? Let them wax you themselves for a fee! £1 a strip!
★Office Servent – Become the office slave for the day, fetching coffee, answering phones, doing the lunch run. A shoulder massage wouldn’t go amiss
★Sponsored Silence – Shut your cake hole! One whole day of silence. Peace at last
★Bake sale – Make some baked good to sell at a tuck table at work or school (or buy cakes if needs be. No-one wants egg shell in their fairy cake)
★Sports Day – Throw a sports day at work! Raise money by either getting people to bet for the winning teams, or paying to take part. Three legged races down the corridor, tug of war in the car park...
★Pub Quiz – Charge an entrance fee, winner take home the prize! Simples.
★Console tournament – Gather your friends for a fight to the death! The online kind. No actual blood should be spilt.
Whatever you do. Good luck and happy fundraising!!