Sport Relief was launched in 2002 by Comic Relief UK, a charity which supports poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
Sport Relief harnesses the power and passion of sport to change lives for the better. By doing sport, having fun and raising money, everyone can do good, and feel good.
At the heart of the campaign is the Sport Relief Mile – a mass participation event open to everyone, regardless of their athletic prowess or mobility. Members of the public are encouraged to cover a distance of approximately 1 mile by whatever means they are able. Participants usually ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them to take part, in order to raise money for poor and disadvantaged people around the world.
Over the past decade, a staggering £195m has been raised in the UK through Sport Relief and a lot of lives have been transformed as a result. We’re planning to make Sport Relief 2014 more successful than ever, and as part of this, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office are once again teaming up with Comic Relief UK to organise Sport Relief Miles all around the world, to raise money for local charities which help vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives.
This year the British Embassy in Kuwait is inviting you to be a part of this global event!
There will be a sponsored Sport Relief Mile taking place on the Gulf Road on Saturday 8th March 2014. You may even appear on the BBC live show! It is open to people of all ages and abilities. You can walk, run, rollerblade, wear fancy dress, do a three-legged walk or even do it blind-folded! Innovative ways of completing the mile are highly encouraged! Most of all we want you to have fun and raise as much money as possible to help make a difference in people’s lives.
There will be a small registration fee which will go to Sport Relief. Any sponsorship money raised by participants will go to our nominated local charity this year, Kuwait Red Crescent Society.
If you would like to be a part of this great FUNraising event please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further inspiration go to www.sportrelief.com and www.comicrelief.com where you can view some emotive video clips telling the stories of the people who have been helped by the funds raised, and some very entertaining clips showing how the fund raising has been done!