Getting active to help Sport Relief appeal

Sports Relief 2016 .  Stamford College students taking part in a tournament at the Stamford Daniels ground EMN-160318-180452009
Sports Relief 2016 . Stamford College students taking part in a tournament at the Stamford Daniels ground EMN-160318-180452009

People from across the area pulled on their trainers and got active as part of their efforts to raise funds for Sport Relief.

Colleagues from Sainsbury’s in Ryhall Road, Stamford, raised £5,035, with their non-stop trampolining thanks to Jump Stamford and a flash mob courtesy of JHH Dance.

Store manager Darren Hamilton said: “I’m really proud of my colleagues and the amount of money we raised for Sport Relief this year. I’d like to thank our customers for their support.

“My colleagues love getting behind the fundraising activities and we know we’re going to make a difference to such a fantastic cause.”

The pupils at St Mary and St John Primary School in North Luffenham spent last week coming up with a range of inventive ideas to support the campaign.

Some classes chose to don their favourite outfit and dance for 30 minutes, while others were swimming, or skipping, scootering or biking around a course.

Year 2 sports students at New College Stamford organised a football tournament on the 3G artificial pitch at the Daniels ground, involving both staff and students. There was also a relay with people carrying a random object during their lap of the track.

At Bourne Academy, pupils were asked to Walk a Mile for Sport Relief during the day. There was also a staff versus student dodgeball tournament, as well as an indoor row.

And at Uppingham Community College, there was a Sportathon with staff taking on pupils in a volleyball tournament, running a mile around the field and a cake sale to reward themselves after all that hard work

A record breaking total of £55m was raised during the live television show on BBC One on Friday to help disadvantaged people both in the UK and abroad.