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It’s the year of the Olympics and with an exciting year of sport ahead, what better way to get pre-schoolers interested in sport and charity than by taking part in Sport Relief. Supported by Waybuloo, the early years’ activity day is Friday 23 March. Little ones don’t have to run the famous Sport Relief mile, so visit the official website at www.sportrelief.com and order a free Early Years Activity Kit for fun, healthy, energetic ways for pre-schoolers at nursery to enjoy the day. There is even a colouring activity to teach children about a little girl in Africa who doesn’t have access to clean drinking water.
Sport Relief runs from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March, get in on all the action and enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile with friends and family to help change lives. Amongst the many highlights this year will be comedian, John Bishop cycling, rowing and running over 290 miles from Paris to London in only five days - he starts on Monday 27 February.
The money raised by Sport Relief helps those living tough lives across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. From transforming the lives of people in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, or those living with poor mental or physical health, to protecting street children and providing life-saving healthcare abroad.
In the UK today, older people can be isolated from their communities, making them vulnerable with a lack of support, no voice in important decisions and living in poverty. Sport Relief donations help older people to contribute towards their community and have their voice heard. Sport Relief are funding the Alzheimer’s Society who give help and support to Alzheimer’s sufferers and their carers.
Across the UK, mental health problems affect one in four people at some stage in their life. This can lead to unemployment, poverty, family breakdown and health deterioration. Sport Relief money helps people with mental health problems to recover, get help and reduce the stigma and discrimination they face.