Bromsgrove residents go the extra mile for Sport Relief

Bromsgrove Advertiser: SPORT RELIEF: Bromsgrove youngster Christina De Sousa, aged eight, completed her Sport Relief mile and raised £173.50 for the charity. SP SPORT RELIEF: Bromsgrove youngster Christina De Sousa, aged eight, completed her Sport Relief mile and raised £173.50 for the charity. SP

BROMSGROVE residents went the extra mile for charity on Sunday, (March 23).

More than 160 people took part in the Bromsgrove mile, one of a number of Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile events held nationally to raise money for the charity.

There were one, three and six mile challenges around the Ryland Centre track, and the event proved a massive success.

One participant, eight-year-old Christina De Sousa, completed a mile and managed to raise an impressive £173.50.

All the money raised goes to Sport Relief which carries out various charity work including helping give shelter to young people living on the streets of the UK, and supporting people abroad by providing life-saving vaccines and fresh water.

Matt Hill, activity development officer, said: “It was an amazing day.

"Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was brilliant.

"We feel so proud knowing that the money raised here today will help people living really tough lives.”

Sport Relief has so far raised a record-breaking £51.2 million, with the final figure yet to be announced.

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