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Gloucestershire doing its bit for Sport Relief

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: March 21, 2014

  • Avening School, Sport Relief Mile

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WHETHER it was no-make selfies or sponsored runs people across Gloucestershire threw themselves into raising money for the annual BBC Sport Relief campaign.

Pupils and staff from Hillview Primary School were donning their football kits for charity as they took part in a world cup day to raise money for Sport Relief and the Lionsraw charity today.

Each class worked with coaches from Gloucester City Futsal Revolution and Progressive Sports.

Assistant head Kevin Howie said: “We wanted to do something really special for Sport Relief this year as it’s the world cup. We also felt that it would be great to support Lionsraw as they are an amazing charity that runs football based projects in the UK and around the world educating, building and managing long-term development projects in areas desperate for support.”

Elsewhere staff from Sainsbury's in Barnwood took part in a Sports Relief run at the Kingsholm ground. Justin King, CEO of Sainsburys also took part.

Pupils from Avening School held their own Sport Relief Mile run.

Pupils from Barnwood Park Arts College also held a mile walk, where they raised more than £250 for Sports Relief.

Staff from Morrisons supermarkets in Gloucester and Abbeymead will go head to head at a charity football match tomorrow evening.

The money raised will go towards Sports Relief.

The event is taking place at the Abbeydale Sports and Community Centre on Saturday, from 7pm until 9pm. Everyone is welcome.

Sport Relief has seen stars doing their bit for the charity including Davina McCall and Alex Jones.

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