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Preston Sport Relief mile raises more than £4000

Posted on - 20th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston Locations, Preston News, Sport, What's On in Preston
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Preston Sport Relief Mile in 2012

Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, that took place earlier this year at Avenham and Miller Parks, has raised a total of £4115.40.

The charity event saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport relief.

This year’s Sport Relief was a record breaking year with the campaign raising a total of £72.5million.

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The money raised will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

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Preston Sport Relief Mile in 2012

Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “We are delighted with the total amount of money raised this year.

“It’s brilliant to have been part of such a successful Sport Relief year and know that we are helping make difference to people’s lives.

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.”

Did you take part in the Preston Sport Relief mile? Have you been involved with Sport Relief? Let us know in the comments below 

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