Lincoln fundraisers go the mile for Sport Relief

  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Fundraisers in Lincoln went the extra mile to help people in the UK and some of the world’s poorest countries for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief on March 23.

The charity challenge saw walkers and runners of all ages complete one, three and six mile courses at Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln.

Despite severe hail storms throughout the day, all the runners managed to complete the course from parents to toddlers, school children, athletes and dogs.

The run was briefly interrupted by severe hail storms. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The run was briefly interrupted by severe hail storms. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Some 167 participants gathered sponsors from friends, family and colleagues and donated to the national Sport Relief cause, which has so far raised over £53 million.

People can still submit donations via the Sport Relief website.

Stuart Blackbourn, Contract Manager at Active Nation Lincoln, 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 right here in Lincoln, the UK and across the world.”