Going the extra mile for Sport Relief

NILABE120326f2, Ilkeston Kensington junior school pupils walking 2012 metres for sports relief. Alex Marshall, Kairan Bryce-Moore, Madaleine Stevens, Ellie-Mae McKinley and Louis Corker.
NILABE120326f2, Ilkeston Kensington junior school pupils walking 2012 metres for sports relief. Alex Marshall, Kairan Bryce-Moore, Madaleine Stevens, Ellie-Mae McKinley and Louis Corker.

THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised by runners, walkers and even tyre flippers in Ilkeston as people took to the tracks to collect cash for Sport Relief.

Nationally the weekend of fundraising collected more than £52m and the figure is still rising.

NILABE120323a1, Cotmanhay junior school children take part in a sponsored walk for sports relief.

NILABE120323a1, Cotmanhay junior school children take part in a sponsored walk for sports relief.

Locally events took place at Rutland Sports Park, White Rose Cricket Club, Shipley Country Park and Long Eaton Rugby Club as well as others.

While some jogged, ran or walked the mile, three mile or six mile courses, a team from the Manor Health and Racquets Club decided to flip a 118kg tyre around the Rutland Sports Park route.

Dave Brown, Neil Tatham, Andrew Wheatley and John Brierley are still collecting cash after their effort but hope to hand in more than £500.

Hundreds turned up to the White Rose Cricket Club in West Hallam to take part in the event.

NILABE120323b1, Kirk Hallam Ladywood primary school children are running for sports relief.

NILABE120323b1, Kirk Hallam Ladywood primary school children are running for sports relief.

All of the fundraisers who completed the course were presented with a medal by Cllr Carol Hart.

Pupils from schools across the town also took part with children at Cotmanhay Juniors walking to Shipley Country Park.

Kensington Juniors pupils walked 2,012 metres around the school playground and Ladywood primary held a fun run to raise cash for the cause.

Cash raised for the bi-annual fundraising drive is split between UK projects and the world’s poorest countries.

For more information visit www.sportrelief.com.

NILABE120320e2, Derby college, Broomfield Hall, Smalley students dog and horse grooming in fancy dress for sports relief. Barney Bates-Dennis with labrador willow

NILABE120320e2, Derby college, Broomfield Hall, Smalley students dog and horse grooming in fancy dress for sports relief. Barney Bates-Dennis with labrador willow