Suffolk: Sporty fundraisers go extra mile for good cause

BIG-HEARTED fundraisers from the county have helped raised thousands of pounds as they went the extra mile to support this year’s Sport Relief appeal.

The sun beamed down on the hundreds of runners who lined-up at the start line at Ipswich Waterfront and at Grange Community Primary School in Felixstowe eagerly awaiting the Sport Relief Mile.

Felixstowe and District Council for Sport and Recreation teamed up with Felixstowe Road Runners to organise the resort’s first Sport Relief Mile event which saw around 70 people aged from just three up to 78 take part.

Council chairman Michael Sharman said: “It was even more of a special occasion with it being Olympic year but it was a real family event with whole families taking part and relatives and friends cheering on from the sidelines.

“We’d like to thank the headteacher at Grange Community Primary School for allowing us to use the school field as it was the only school in Suffolk to host a Sport Relief Mile event.”

n What did you do for this year’s Sport Relief? Send us your stories and pictures to www.iwitness24.co.uk or starnews@archant.co.uk

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