Money pours in for Sport Relief in Newhaven

A supermarket in Newhaven and its community partners raised a record amount, generating more than £8,000 for Sport Relief.

Pupils at Tideway School and Harbour Primary School had a great day running, cycling, swimming and walking, which raised well over £800.

Students from Foundation Learning at Sussex Downs College, Lewes, sold Sport Relief goods to students and Wave Leisure, Newhaven Community Development Association, SUSTRANS, Bike Hub UK and Hulamaniacs supported fundraising at the store.

Bake sales, a smoothie bike, exercise bikes, hula hooping and exercise classes raised money for Sport Relief.

Staff at the store in Drove Road collected donations during a flash-mob performance of 70s dance number Superman by Black Lace.

Manager of the Newhaven store, Angus Murray said: “I’d like to thank all our customers who made a donation to Sport Relief, whether through buying this year’s merchandise or making a donation to one of our Sport Relief fundraising events in-store.

“Our customers, partner organisations and colleagues certainly made a winning Sport Relief team and we’re delighted to have raised over £8,000 which will help transform lives in the UK and across the world.”

Chief executive of Sainsbury’s, Justin King said: “I’m proud to announce this year marks our biggest fundraising for Sport Relief, raising over £6.5m for the charity.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute - and mile of it – and it was great to run with Jason from Newhaven.”