Lincolnshire runners raise £20k for Sport Relief

By NickiBlake on December 4th, 2012 - comments

Almost 2,000 runners competing in Sport Relief miles across Lincolnshire raised more than £20,000 for Comic Relief earlier this year.

16 Sport Relief miles took place across the county on the last weekend in March, with 1,756 participants raising a total of £21,324.20.

Sport Relief Miles are organised every two years as part of Comic Relief.

Carly Gibbs, Senior Community Events Officer at Comic Relief, said: “These local Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Miles were part of a fantastic weekend of Miles which helped enable more than one million people to take part and raise over £65 million nationally. The money raised will change countless lives forever.”

Clare Gilman-Abel, Funding Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “Sport Relief is a great way to be active and raise funds for disadvantaged communities in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. It’s great that Lincolnshire could contribute to the national total of more than £65 million – let’s hope we can raise more than £20,000 next time!”

Comic Relief is already planning Sport Relief Miles for 2014. Visit their website for more information.