Earlier this year, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile at Croydon Sports Arena in South Norwood saw local people running between one and six miles in aid of Sport Relief. The money has been counted up and Croydon’s runners have now raised a total of £15,000 since they started taking part in 2012.
“This is a fantastic achievement. Many congratulations and thanks go to the people who put in so much effort to make it happen. It’s a great showcase for ‘team croydon’ and it was a lovely atmosphere on the day. Hopefully we can build for the next one and help raise even more for those in need.”
Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport
Sport Relief saw a record breaking year in 2016 with the campaign raising a total of £72.5million across the UK. The money collected will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.
Croydon Council’s mile organiser, Scott Hart, manager of Croydon Sports Arena, said “This year we raised well over £3,500 for this great charity. It’s fantastic to have been part of this record-breaking Sport Relief year. Everyone who came out and ran on the day is helping make a huge difference to many people’s lives.”
Jess Kirke, Events Manager at Comic Relief said, “We want to say a huge thank you to all of our local mile organisers. They work tirelessly to organise successful events up and down the country and we are truly grateful for all their efforts and hard work – Sport Relief wouldn’t be the event it is without them.”