Run a mile for Sport Relief along the Cuckoo Trail

THE SAINSBURY’S Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s going to Horam. The village is set to host its third Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, March 25 and it needs everyone to come together and show their support by entering at www.sportrelief.com

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives – so it’s time to dust off those trainers and enter right now.

The Horam Mile will start on the Old Platform in the centre of the village and pass through the beautiful countryside to the outskirts of Hellingly. Entrants don’t have to be sporty to take part, but can complete one, three or six miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives across the UK and in some the world’s poorest countries.

Horam District Councillor Susan Stedman said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back in the village and now it’s your time to shine.

“We’d like to see everyone from teeny-tots with their mums and dads to super sprinters up against the clock and there’s something for everyone on the big day.

“Last time, The Horam Mile had over two hundred participants and raised a staggering £5,600. This year we want to make the day even bigger and better – but we need your help to do that.

“So come on, pull up your Sport Relief socks, enter The Horam Mile and do something amazing!”

Lana Wright, store trainer from Sainsbury’s, Heathfield is signed up and preparaing to take part. On March 23 and 24 the store will host a table top sale with a rowing challenge, cake stalls and ‘Captain Jack’ collection buckets.

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge.

Last September, David Walliams started Sport Relief off with an epic splash when he completed The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames.

Despite battling a nasty bacterial bug and bitingly cold water, David swam a staggering 140 miles and has so far raised over £1million for Sport Relief. And that’s not all; there will be even more amazing celebrity challenges to get the whole nation geared up for the Sport Relief weekend.