Thursday, 29 March 2012
Sport Relief Mile
Last Sunday in Lister Park in Bradford, several hundred people joined in the Sport Relief 2012 Mile to raise money for charity.
It was all part of a major BBC TV-sponsored annual charity fundraising effort across the country, in which celebrities get involved, thousands of ordinary people do sponsored runs, swims and all manner of other stunts and millions of pounds is raised for charities at home and overseas.
Sport Relief's 2012 total stands at £52,070,587.00 as I write this, with money still coming in.
The atmosphere in the park was terrific, helped by it being a lovely warm spring day. Anyone can join in, from the oldest to the youngest, fit and not so fit. People ran, jogged or walked - in sports kit, fancy dress or even their pyjamas. There was a dance exercise warm-up beforehand and plenty of music and fun afterwards. A good day out!