I am incredibly honoured that Sport Relief have asked me to become an ambassador for the Sport Relief Games. I received their call last week and as a family, we have sprung into action and cannot wait to raise some money for this vital cause, along with hopefully inspiring others (you guys) to join in with the games yourselves.
I hope you guys can help.
If you’re not already aware of the Sport Relief Games, the nation is being encouraged to walk, run, swim or cycle themselves PROUD at tonnes of events on the 20th March 2016.
The Games will be taking place at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Norwich and Sheffield – and with hundreds of local events across the UK, I hope you can join me.
Together with my family, I will be walking for 3 miles at the Sheffield Sport Relief Games. I considered 6 but wasn’t sure my 3 year old could hack more than 3!
You can fund my own sponsorship page HERE (pretty please).
A big high five and thank you!
Don’t miss our HILARIOUS video about it all below. Xander, 3 currently thinks he’s a dog so watch him try and distract me during filming!
Now you’ve seen the video-how can YOU get involved?
These Sports Games flagship events promise to be EPIC family days out and once you’ve done your bit, you can enjoy entertainment and activities across all the various venues too.
To find an event in your local area and sign-up please visit sportrelief.com
Here is what is on offer:
- All disciplines are available across a variety of distances for both solo and team participants including:
Sport Relief Mile
o 1 mile (walk or run)
o 3 miles (walk or run)
o 6 miles (walk or run)
Sport Relief Cycle
o Family Cycle: A 3-mile ride providing the perfect chance for keen cyclists of all ages to saddle up with family and friends.
o 25 miles (solo cycle)
o 50 miles (solo cycle)
o SimplyCycle: Create your own sponsored cycle, pick your own distance and time and participate either with individually or with friends and family.
Sport Relief Swimathon
o 1.5k (solo or team swim)
o 2.5k (solo swim)
o 5k (solo or team swim)
o SimplySwim: Set your own distance and time and swim solo or with friends and family
You can also host your own fundraising events and buy the t-shirts you see us in, wristbands, headbands and more to help pledge your support.
Where does the fundraising money go?
By raising cash this Sport Relief, you will help people living incredibly tough lives.
Half of all the money raised by the public for Sport Relief is used to make a difference, right here at home in the UK. The other half is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.
- Just 20p could buy malaria medication for a child in Africa
- £5 could buy textbooks for a child living in a Bangladeshi slum, helping them to get an education
- £10 could enable an isolated person with dementia in the UK to attend a weekly support group
- £30 could send a young person in the UK affected by gang violence on a sports training programme for a month to increase their confidence and help them make positive choices
I’am going to be sharing our sponsored walk on the blog as well as making some vlogs of our experience, so you can follow my family and I on our fundraising journey.
I will also be visiting STEP (Supporting The Elderly People) in Leeds, a project which will be directly supported through Sport Relief.
STEP helps over 60s live independent, secure and content lives in their own homes by offering support and advice such as help with concerns over money and house upkeep, involving them in social events and importantly companionship.
Check back on the blog soon to read and watch my posts and vlogs.
Please, please, please consider signing up for the games yourself (it promises to be a fun day for all the family) and of course, I’d really appreciate you considering sponsoring me.
Your support will make a HUGE difference to so many.
MY SPONSOR PAGE (again)!
Please do share the details on Sport Relief, blog about your own involvement fundraising and follow @sportrelief on twitter for updates.
My twitter handle is @honestmummy and to keep track of all the Sport Relief tweets, the hashtag is #SR16.
Thank you guys!