Feel miles better by making a difference

THERE were poms poms and pyramids in Jubilee Square on Friday as Woking took its mark for Sport Relief.

Cheerleading squad LTCA Gladiators joined Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Beryl Hunwicks, and town mascot Stanley the Tiger, to celebrate the return of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

POM-PED UP – LTCA Gladiators are joined by mascot Stanley the Tiger at the launch

POM-PED UP – LTCA Gladiators are joined by mascot Stanley the Tiger at the launch

It’s the fourth time the popular charity run is coming to Woking and the March 23 run needs local people to come together and show their support.

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.

Setting off from Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground, the mile will take in the sights of Goldsworth Park Lake.

Entrants don’t have to be sporty to take part, but can choose to complete one, three or six miles, knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives right here on their doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some the world’s poorest countries.

Cllr Hunwicks said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Woking is back and it’s your time to shine. Last year, the Goldsworth Park Sport Relief Mile had over 800 participants and raised an impressive £12,596.55.

“So, from teeny-tots to super sprinters up against the clock, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This year we want to make the day even bigger and better – and we need your help. So come on Woking, pull up your Sport Relief socks, don your fancy dress outfit and enter the mile to do something amazing.”

To enter the Goldsworth Park Sport Relief Mile on March 23, visit www.sportrelief.com or www.woking.gov.uk/sportrelief2014.

Alternatively, email organiser Gary Cordery at gary.cordery@woking.gov.uk or call 01483 743424.

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