More than £10,000 raised by the Waverley Mile

Published Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Waverley raised a whopping £10,101.54 with more than 360 people running and walking themselves proud this spring.

Participants of all ages were sponsored to walk and run one, three or six miles across the challenging course at Frensham Great Pond and Common to raise money for Sport Relief.

Among the local heroes were the Waverley Wolf and former Wimbledon and Watford striker Marcus Gayle, cheering everyone on and keeping spirits high.

This year’s Sport Relief was a record breaking year with the campaign raising a total of £72.5million. The money raised will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives.

Councillor Jenny Else, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Culture at Waverley, said “Waverley’s participants, our local heroes, played no small part in making this year a record breaking year for Sport Relief.

“It is heart-warming that the community came together to support a great cause, which will help people in need here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.”

Jess Kirke, Events Manager at Comic Relief said, “We want to say a huge thank you to all of our local mile organisers. They work tirelessly to organise successful events up and down the country and we are truly grateful for all their efforts and hard work - Sport Relief wouldn’t be the event it is without them.”

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Notes to the editor

Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create a just world, free from poverty - where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit: www.comicrelief.com

Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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