Fun for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Yeovil

With time running out until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Yeovil on Sunday 23rd March, local people are being encouraged to don their headbands and join two local football legends in signing up to run one, three, or six miles.Sport Relief Mile 014 2

Event organiser David Blackwell who is Leisure Projects Officer at South Somerset District Council said: “We are delighted that lots of people have already signed up but we want even more to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile at Yeovil Recreation Centre yet.

“This is the fourth time South Somerset District Council has hosted the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile and we are delighted to have Terry Skiverton and Darren Way from Yeovil Town F.C on board to support us again.

“Activities begin at 10am and we’re going to make a morning of it at the Rec with plenty of free activities including circus skills, PlayArt and football skills with Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust. To make sure that all willing walkers and super sprinters are raring to go, staff from 1610’s Preston Sports Centre will be on hand to warm participants up. Everyone is welcome to come along, don’t worry if you’ve not yet registered as you can turn up on the day and join in the fun.”

It’s not just the public who are taking on the fundraising challenge. In February, Davina McCall went the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. She ran, swam and cycled 500 miles over seven days.

Terry Skiverton, Assistant Manager at Yeovil Town will also be doing his bit for Sport Relief by taking part in the Yeovil Mile, “I’m really pleased to be involved again. We had a go last time and it was great fun and Sport Relief is such a good idea for fund raising. I hope all Yeovil Town Supporters will give generously to the cause.”

Councillor Sylvia Seal who holds the portfolio for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council said, “We want the fourth Yeovil Mile to be a fun, high spirited event in aid of Sport Relief. We are delighted to have help from Yeovil Town F.C and Preston Sports Centre to help make this our best Sport Relief mile ever. One of the district council’s aims is to encourage participation in sport and physical activity and this comes in many forms. People can walk around in fancy dress if they like – it is all for a good cause.”

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