This week the whole country is gearing up for the Sports Relief weekend, raising money by doing crazy energetic things.
“Lets dance” contestants have been gracing our TV’s on a Saturday evening, prancing and dancing about and celebrities have been setting themselves almost impossible tasks.
But what is it really all about?
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. All the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries. Sport Relief was introduced as a second major Comic Relief initiative in 2002 – taking place on alternate years with Red Nose Day. It has grown fast, and in 2010 over £44 million was raised – breaking all records. In 2012 over one million people are expected to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile as they raise cash to change lives at home and throughout the world’s poorest countries. And with a whole weekend of entertainment planned across the BBC, it’s all set to be huge. So be part of the action and go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2012.
In the past years, celebrities have done their bit by doing crazy things.
Helen Skelton, Blue Peter presenter since 2008, kayaked solo the 2,000 miles of the River Amazon in 2010 and this year she finished a 500mile trek to the South Pole on a bicycle.
This year David Wailliams donned a wetsuit again and swam the length of the Thames with the added difficulty of catching Thames tummy.
Frank Skinner is walking on water for the length of an Olympic Pool and the One show is running the ultimate relay by asking its fans to run the 1000miles from the Isle of Mull to the Mall in London.
Everyone is dipping into their pockets and helping by raising money in some way. So what are you doing?
If you are local, pop along to Godalming Charterhouse.
u-ni-k is doing its bit for the charity by participating in the Godalming mile sports relief village at Charterhouse. Not only does the occasion support Sports relief but it also encourages locals and visitors to stay local and visit small shops and businesses by showcasing a selection of them in the SR village. It is open between 10am and 3pm. Runners & Stallholders are asked to pay an entrance fee to help fund the set up and to add to the total raised for the 2012 Sports Relief.
Come and say hello! And don’t worry, Sarah and I wont be kitted out in Lycra…so your eyes will be quite safe. We'll be happily stood at our stall waiting for passers by to come and say hello. If you can spot a Moose we'll even give you a chocolate egg!
What are you doing this weekend?
If you can't take part in any of the shenanigans then log on to the sports relief website to find out the other ways you can help.