It has been a real honour to be an ambassador for this incredible charity and I have been humbled by all the support and sponsorship money from you guys.
We raised £1035 and counting and we couldn’t be more grateful. Your money will help some of the poorest communities both in the UK and abroad.
This was the first year of the Games for Sport Relief and it was a joy to take part.
There were tonnes of fundraising activities taking place across the whole of the UK in the lead up and of course over the Sport Relief weekend – no matter your age or ability, there were plenty of ways to get involved and put the FUN in fundraising.
With two young kids, we opted for the 3 mile walk as a family and took a pram too in case 3 year old Xander struggled. Thank goodness we did too because he decided to sit in it from the off!
While Oliver (6) exhausted himself from running part of it it was thanks to Daddy and some serious piggy backing that saw us all through!
The atmosphere was electric on the day with passers-by clapping us on and brass bands playing at junctures throughout- it was one of most fun and joyful family days out we’ve ever had.
And most importantly it was all for a great cause.
Sports Relief supports so many incredible charities across the UK and further afield. I myself have seen-first hand how the money raised makes a difference when I visited the Yorkshire based charity, STEP, earlier this month.
…Post-run, there was no time for resting as we headed to check out the entertainment provided by local businesses which had set up stalls to help kids and adults test out different sports from table tennis to football, rock climbing, boxing and beyond.
Xander and Oliver ABSOLUTELY loved their boxing session with the boxers from. Xander in particular with Sharon Holford, a former champion no-less & now teacher at Aspire Amateur Boxing Club, saying he’s a natural! She literally couldn’t believe he’s only 3.
Check out the little video:
‘So you wanna be a boxer in the golden ring…’
With football games and a session on the bicycles which helped Oliver feel more confident without stabilisers, Sport Relief had done an incredible job of supporting and inspiring kids and adults too, to become more active.
After all that exertions we treated ourselves to flapjacks, frothy cappuccinos and milk for the boys at the achingly cool Marmadukes Cafe and Deli (owner of the best tiles in town) -and then it was fish and chips in Ilkley on the way home.
After exercise comes fries, right?! Haha! Well I think my pint-sized athletes deserved a treat.
Stay healthy though peeps!
What a wonderful day.
Nothing feels more rewarding than helping others.
Huge thanks to you all for helping us to do just that.