People of Newry & Mourne go the extra mile for Sport Relief

Declan McAteer Posted by
declan@newrytimes.com
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
News, Sport

Over 140 local people turned out in force on Sunday 25th March at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Newry. Milers of all ages were sponsored to do 1, 3 or 6 miles around the track and grounds of the St Colman’s Sports Complex.

The day was a massive success with friends, families and work mates joining together in friendly rivalry to go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2012. There were fancy dress super heros and dragons, even babies in prams and the sun shone from beginning to end.

Barbara Knox, Newry Sports Partnership said, “It was a fantastic day! Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was brilliant! We feel very proud knowing that the money raised here today will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here in Newry, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries. I would like to say a personal thank you to all those who took part and to the volunteers who gave up their time to help out with the event. Mayor Charlie Casey, Regional Deputy Director DSD Jerome Burns, Noreen Rice, Chair Neighbourhood Renewal Committee, St Colman’s College and Newry & Mourne District Council. ”

More than one million men, women and children came together to walk, run or hop 1,3 or 6 miles at the hundreds of Sainsbury’s Sport Relief events that took place across the length and breadth of the country over the Sport Relief weekend.

The Sport Relief 2012 total currently stands at £52,070,587 with more still coming in from Milers getting sponsored and the public raising money in all sorts of inventive and challenging ways.

Sport Relief would like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who has donated money or given their time to go the extra mile. Don’t forget to pay in you sponsorship money at www.sportrelief.com.


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