Last week, children and staff at schools across the country celebrated Sport Relief 2020. A diverse selection of sports activities took place to raise money for Comic Relief. All of the proceeds are used by the charity to support vulnerable people in the UK and all over the world; a truly worthy cause.
Since launching the first Sport Relief event in 2002, Comic Relief has raised a staggering amount of money — more than £267 million. Although the event is widely celebrated, schools have grown to play a huge part in raising money, and they contributed to this year’s huge total.
During the week, children will be completing a lap of Mountford's Monstrous Mile. Children have been asked to gain sponsorship from family and friends to help raise money for the Sports Relief charity. The Monstrous Mile consists of a mile-long circuit around the school grounds. On Friday, children and staff will also have the opportunity to dress as a famous sportsman. We'd like to thank Sport Relief for supplying a number of leaflets and posters to promote the event around the school.
Mr Edmonds said: "Sports Relief gives us a great opportunity to raise money for a well deserving cause alongside raising the awareness of the importance of health and exercise".
At Mountford Manor Primary School, we believe Sport Relief is much more than just an opportunity for us to take part in a number of fun and exciting fundraising activities. The event teaches children about the importance of charity, being generous, and supporting and helping others. These lessons will help to develop good habits that last long into their adult life.
Sport Relief is such a special event because it allows young people to have fun, spend time together, and experience the joy of raising money to help others. It is something we always look forward to, and the excitement has already begun for Red Nose Day 2020.