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Grab a share of £75,000 Sport Relief funding

Hannah Cockroft.

Hannah Cockroft.

  • by Juliette Bains
 

COMMUNITY groups in Leeds can get a piece of a £75,000 cashpot thanks to Sport Relief.

The Sport Relief Community Cash fund, backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, gives grants of between £500 and £1,000 to small organisations in Leeds that are doing great work to help local people who are living tough lives.

Fundraisers in Leeds are also being urged to get involved in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games in Leeds on Sunday, March 23.

Money raised from the games, which are organised by Comic Relief, helps transform lives here in Leeds, across the rest of the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Famous faces are urging local people to sign up for one of the Sport Relief events taking place across Yorkshire.

Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft, who trained with Leeds City AC said: “As part of the Sport Relief Games, running events are being held all around the country.

“Whether you want to race the stop watch with your friend dressed up as a chicken, it’s up to you.

“The best bit is the money you raise will go to some fantastic projects supporting vulnerable people in Yorkshire, around the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.”

Pop group Little Mix is also supporting the campaign.

Member Leigh-Anne Pinnock said: “I hope everyone gets involved, signs up to the games and does their bit this year.”

In 2012, generous Yorkshire people raised and donated more than £1,202,184, which has helped fund more than 300 projects across the region, like Leeds Mencap, which provides essential care, advice and support to families with children aged three and under who have learning difficulties.

To apply for a Sport Relief Community Cash grant, visit www.leedscf.org.uk/sports-relief-community-cash before March 4.

Leeds Community Foundation will make sure the money reaches those who need it most.

To find your nearest Sport Relief fundraising event, visit sportrelief.com.

 

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