Keith Lemon sounds Sport Relief ralling cry to Leeds residents EXCLUSIVE

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: Keith Lemon.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: Keith Lemon.

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Funnyman Keith Lemon today sounded a rallying cry for Leeds residents to get involved with the city’s massive Sport Relief drive that has seen £100,000 put up for grabs to local community groups.

The Leeds-born entrepreneur and TV show host called on as many people as possible to sign up for this year’s Sainsbury’s Leeds Sport Relief Mile.

The event helps raise thousands each year to help good causes- like those that will benefit from our fantastic Community Cash Giveaway.

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Keith told the YEP: “I’m known for my athletic body and bang tidy looks – so if you want to look a little bit sexier like me, you need to get yourself entered into the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Leeds.

“I reckon you should do the big’un and do six miles – I would. If not, doing one or three miles is okay too. You will be doing your bit for charity just like that Fearne Cotton.

“Mither all your friends and family and get them to put their hands in their pocket for sponsorship dosh.”

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile takes place on Sunday, March 25 and will coincide with events taking place across the country.

Last time, more than 4,000 people took part in the Leeds Mile, with the people of Yorkshire raising and donating a massive £1.4 million.

Runners can tackle distances of one, three and six miles and money raised will be spent helping some of the most vulnerable people in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. And community groups in Leeds can grab their share of £100,000.

The YEP has once again teamed up with Comic Relief and the Community Foundation for Leeds to offer cash-strapped organisations the opportunity to apply for a fantastic Sport Relief Community Cash Grant.

To apply for a grant, visit: www.leedscommunityfoundation.org.uk or call 0113 2422426 before Friday, March 9.

Sign up for the Sport Relief Mile at: www.sportrelief.com/mile

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