RUNNING, jumping and dancing were just some of the energetic activities going on across Sunderland and County Durham to raise cash for Sport Relief.
Schools and community groups all pitched in with dozens of sponsored activities. Team GB heavyweight boxer Warren Baister weighed into the fun when he paid a visit to Castletown Primary, in Sunderland.
The Glasgow 2014 hopeful donned a Sport Relief T-shirt as he encouraged pupils to get involved in sport and told the students that this weekend is the perfect chance to get active.
Warren said: “I really enjoyed visiting Castletown Primary today in support of Sport Relief. It was great to see the kids so engaged with sport and I really hope it inspires many of them to get involved in Sport Relief.”
More than 200 children from Seaham Trinity Primary School ran a mile along the sea front and the school’s nursery and reception children ran around a course in the school grounds. Every pupil from Argyle House School in Sunderland went along to Ashbrooke Sports Club to take part in fancy dress sporting activities and the little ones from Siblings Nursery on Sunderland Enterprise Park put their best feet forward with a sponsored walk.As well as schools a number of business staff threw themselves into fund-raising, including at Sainsbury’s in Wessington Way where workers took turns on exercise bikes to ride the equivalent distance as Land’s End to John O’Groats.