Sport Relief 2012: Hundreds raised by our local fundraisers

Sport Relief 2012: Hundreds raised by our local fundraisers

Sport Relief 2012: Hundreds raised by our local fundraisers

Red socks and energetic fundraising were the order of the day as people across east Berkshire did their bit to support Sport Relief.

The national sport-themed charity drive has raised more than £50m for good causes at home and abroad.

Our photographers were at some of the events to capture the highlights. Click through the gallery below and read a summary.

* Langley Academy in Langley Road, Slough held a Sport Relief fundraising afternoon on Thursday and raised about £200. Teachers and students went head to head in sporting contests.


* The Sunday Funday is rapidly becoming an annual attraction in Slough since the Slough council started it up at Upton Court Park. This year it was all to raise money for Sports Relief. Between 800 and 900 people came along on Sunday, most of them keen to take on the challenge of a six mile, three mile or one mile run round the park.

* On Thursday the Co-operative Childcare, in Larchfield Road, Maidenhead, transformed the car park into a special cycle route for children to ride their bikes and scooters in a relay. Younger children joined in a Wigglethon, a music and movement session, before they decorated cakes to sell to parents. On Friday they took part in fundraising games. The nursery raised about £100.

* Children and staff tied their legs together to take part in a three-legged mile for Sport Relief on Friday. Pupils from Cookham Dean Primary School, in Bigfrith Lane, took to the school field to coordinate their movements and make it across the finish line. The school raised nearly £600.

* Johnny Ball may be best known as a maths fan with a knack for making science programmes that children love. But he showed promise as a sports coach at the weekend. Johnny had the klaxon and the clout to ensure that runners who gathered at Burnham Beeches in aid of Sports Relief on Sunday gave their all. It was organised by the Joggers and Wheelers Society (JAWS).

* The Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead attracted a bumper sum of cash for charity with a leg-searing 24-hour cycling challenge run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Members of staff and customers raised £675 over the three days riding two exercise bikes for eight hours each day.

* Children dressed up to run laps at Holy Trinity CE Primary School in Cookham. The School Lane school marked out a course around the school field and children got a stamp when they completed each lap until they'd done a mile.

* Hundreds of singers rocked out in Windsor town centre on Sunday. Shoppers got a surprise when people standing next to them suddenly burst into a rousing rendition of Dancing In The Street. Rock Choirs took part in a series of three 'flash mob' sing-songs to raise money for Sport Relief.


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