South Yorkshire people going the extra mile for Sport Relief

Staff at Specsavers, Crystal Peaks shopping centre, donned sportswear for Sport Relief.
Staff at Specsavers, Crystal Peaks shopping centre, donned sportswear for Sport Relief.
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Get dressed up or get sporty – it is time for South Yorkshire to enjoy Sport Relief fever all over again.

Big-hearted residents and staff across Sheffield have already taken part in fundraising events for the annual initiative.

And a packed weekend of events is lined up to help raise money for people in need around the world.

Staff at Specsavers in Crystal Peaks shopping centre, Waterthorpe, swapped their office clothes for sportswear – and are donating all spectacle service and repair charges taken over the weekend, to Sport Relief.

Some workers donned the kit of their favourite sports teams to take part.

Gil Vasey, store director, said: “Our employees love taking part in charity fundraising events and have turned up in some fantastic sportswear.

“Our customers are always generous and we are hoping to be able to raise lots of money to support Sport Relief and help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world.”

The fundraising collected in South Yorkshire will provide vaccinations, clean water, shelter and education to those in need through Comic Relief.

Other events have included a Sport Relief Mile run at Reignhead Primary School in Beighton and another at Dearne Valley College.

More than 100 students in Sheffield took part in a similar event at the English Institute of Sport, Attercliffe.

Television presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia completed a tandem cycle challenge last night, finishing at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre.

Over the weekend, events include the large Sport Relief mile in the city’s Hillsborough Park tomorrow.

n See Monday’s Star for a full round-up and picture special in the People pullout.