Lincolnshire ladies get involved with Sport Relief effort

By Hayley Cook on February 23rd, 2016 - comments

Women and girls across Lincolnshire are invited to attend This Girl Can sporting events and activities next month, to raise money for Sport Relief.

Sports clubs and organisations in Lincolnshire have teamed up with Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign as part of a national drive to raise money for charity. All you need to take part is sports clothes, trainers and a fearless This Girl Can attitude.

The ‘This Girl Can’ and Sport Relief activities are:

Sunday 5 March

  • Fancy dress Canicross and Cake Sale, 9.00am, Chambers Woods (Market Rasen)

Tuesday 8 March

  • Drop in Boot Camp, 8.00am – 5.00pm, Lincoln College (Lincoln)
  • 8-hour Ping-Pong-A-Thon and Cake Sale, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Ambitions Personnel (Lincoln)
  • Pilates, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Simons (Lincoln)
  • Drop in CrossFit Night, 5.00pm onwards, Crossfit Witham (Lincoln)
  • Versatility Netball Night and Cake Sale, 7.00pm – 8.30pm, Stickney Back to Netball (Boston)

An estimated 200 women and girls are expected to take part in activities across the county, which have been coordinated by Active Lincolnshire.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive Officer at Active Lincolnshire, said:

“Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign is a fantastic way to encourage more women to take part in sport, and we’re huge advocates at Active Lincolnshire. What better reason to get out your trainers and try a new sport than for Sport Relief? We hope ladies across Lincolnshire feel inspired to get involved.”

Funds raised through Sport Relief will help transform lives across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. The activities in Lincolnshire are part of a national campaign – so women who get sweaty are part of a nationwide effort to do something active and amazing for people in need.

Please Jiggle GenerouslyAnne-Marie Davison from Canicross Midlands, said:

“I got involved because I just needed to do something – and this seemed like something I could enjoy. Running with the dogs means that I can’t give excuses as they don’t accept them! They don’t mind if I’m as fast as everyone else, as long as we’re out there giving it a go.”

Alice Carter, Lincoln College Sports Project Officer, said:

“The ‘This Girl Can’ campaign has taken huge steps to highlight that women and girls of all shapes, sizes and ability levels should feel able to take part in sport and exercise. I am really excited to involve the women and girls at Lincoln College in this national campaign whilst also supporting Sport Relief.”

Mandy Watson at Ambitions Personnel said:

“When we heard that This Girl Can had teamed up with Sport Relief, we knew it was something we had to be involved in. We’re all very competitive and are also keen to do our bit for charity, so it just seemed like the perfect opportunity!”

Laura Taylor from CrossFit Witham said:

“CrossFit made me learn to be a better me, instead of wanting to be like someone else.”

Jo West, Stickney Back to Netball Coach, said:

“We are a group of about 30 ladies of mixed ages from 24 – 56 that meet up each week to play netball for fun and fitness. We also enter the Lincolnshire tournaments which are five times per year. Most of my ladies hadn’t played netball since school and now love it!”

Anyone wanting to attend the sessions is welcome to get involved. Contact Trudy Hanson at Active Lincolnshire on 01522 730 325 or trudy.hanson@lincolnshiresport.com.