Residents encouraged to get involved in Sport Relief 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council is hosting the local Sport Relief Mile at Preston Park on Sunday 20 March 2016 as well as organising the city’s contribution to the country-wide fundraising spectacular.

Brighton & Hove is set to host its seventh Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile this Spring and residents are being encouraged to enter now at www.sportrelief.com.

Participants can walk or run a one, three or six mile course 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 the world’s poorest communities.

Cllr Alan Robins, Deputy Chair of 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 helping make a difference. We always see a lot of support for this popular fundraising event and this year will be no exception.”

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.

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

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.”