Sport relief Mile in Lewes attracts more than 300 participants

Sport relief mile
Sport relief mile

THE Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Lewes on Sunday proved an unforgettable day for many people.

With around 290 signed up in advance, the event finally saw more than 300 milers take part on the day.

With the first wave of milers and six-milers going off at 10.30am and the second wave of milers and three-milers going off at 1pm, the whole day saw non-stop action from participants ranging from four-year-olds to pensioners.

Peter Crowley, Managing Director Wave Leisure, said: “The 2012 Sport Relief Mile has been the biggest Sport Relief campaign in history where more than a million people took part in some sort of Mile activity over the weekend.

“We would like every individual to know that they have been part of history in the making and have made a huge difference to many people’s lives throughout the UK and abroad.”

The final amount raised locally won’t be known for a few months as participants can collect sponsorship for a few weeks yet, but the current Sport Relief total stands at more than £52m.

Money raised by Sport Relief is redistributed to the local community and you are never more than 30 miles from a project being supported by Comic Relief.

The event would not have been possible without the help of many volunteers who helped on the day and in the run up to the event including staff at Wave Leisure and Year 10 sports leaders from Priory School, Lewes.

The event was also supported by Peacehaven Chiropractic, Sainsbury’s and Seahaven FM.