Fenland warms up for fundraising run as Sport Relief Mile comes to Whittlesey

THE people of Fenland are being urged to dust off their trainers for a ‘Sport Relief Mile’ in Whittlesey.

The Manor Leisure Centre will stage the special fundraising event on March 25 - and now is the time to enter.

Entrants can choose to complete one, three or six miles knowing that all money raised will help change the lives of people living in poverty in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Verity Allen, from Fenland District Council’s sports development team, said the district should be proud to host such an exciting event.

She said: “Not only will it be a lot of fun but it is also for a great cause. By walking just one mile you can help to turn someone’s life around.


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“I think that’s pretty amazing.

“Also with the run up to the Olympics it’s a great chance for some of our budding athletes to get involved!”

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Last September, comedian David Walliams started Sport Relief off with a splash when he swam a staggering 140 miles of The Thames.

To enter the ‘Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile’ visit www.sportrelief.com or if you would like to volunteer at the event e-mail vallen@fenland.gov.uk

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