Going the extra mile to raise Sport Relief cash

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HUNDREDS of fundraisers from across the county worked up a sweat at the weekend to raise money for Sport Relief.

Supporters tackled a whole host of events as part of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, from March 21 to 23.

Sports Relief Scooter-a-thon at Carr Manor Primary School.

Sports Relief Scooter-a-thon at Carr Manor Primary School.

Youngsters at Carr Manor Primary School in north Leeds got on their bikes for their fundraiser, as pupils in reception classes did in a ‘scooter-a-thon’ on Friday, March 21.

Meanwhile, 20 disabled residents at Hollybank Trust in Mirfield showed their support by taking part in a swimathon.

The group collectively swam or walked 60 lengths of the centre’s hydrotherapy pool.

Hollybank physiotherapist, Victoria Rathbone, said: “I thought we would try to collectively do 60 lengths because it’s Hollybank’s 60th anniversary this year.”

She added: “People across the country have taken on tough challenges for Sport Relief but for our residents, every day is a tough challenge.

“We are very proud of what they all achieve on a daily basis.”

Pupils at Roundhay School’s primary campus also went the extra mile for the cause.

Children ran one mile and went to school dressed as their favourite sports star.

Rawdon St Peter’s Primary School held a competition between teachers and pupils, a cake sale and a gymnastics display.

All pupils also ran a mile throughout the day.

De Lacy Academy in Knottingley held a non-uniform day, football match and walking challenge, where pupils walked over 870 miles.

Money raised through Sport Relief will help some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Yorkshire, the UK and around the world.

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