Running, walking and bouncing for Sport Relief in Wealden

Sport Relief in Wealden. Photo by Ron Hill
Sport Relief in Wealden. Photo by Ron Hill

Children and adults put their best feet forward in Wealden for this year’s Sport Relief fundraising day.

At Rocks Park School, Uckfield, children hit the high spots and opted to do a ‘bouncathon’. This involved all the children and most staff bouncing the day away continuously from 8am until 5pm.

The bounce took place in the school hall and children paid a pound to wear something sporty to school and then another pound to take part.

The day went without a hitch and more than £300 was raised for Sport Relief.

In Horam and Heathfield, runners marked Sport Relief by lining up at the former Horam station on the Cuckoo Trail to take part in the Horam Mile organised by local Wealden District councillor Susan Stedman. This was her fourth ‘Mile’ and she said, ‘absolutely the best’.

“It was a lovely intimate family day and the best we have had. The wonderful thing is that Sport Relief handle all the sponsorship so we can spend time getting the organisation put together on the ground so it all runs efficiently. People had the option of running or walking one, three or six miles – there were stewards and bottled water along the route. We hope to run another one in two years’ time.”

First person home from the one mile course was youngster William Nightingale. Susan said: “He was brilliant. He was back before we’d even drawn breath. I’m thrilled to say that a woman was the first one back from the six mile run – her name is Jo Crayford.”