Sport Relief fun

Daniella Knight, 5, and her dad Steve, from New Whittington.
Daniella Knight, 5, and her dad Steve, from New Whittington.

SPORTING Derbyshire folk went the extra mile for charity on Sunday.

The fun-filled day saw families across the county take part in national fundraiser, Sport Relief.

ndet 96629 Grassmoor Primary School Sports Relief Mile. L-R, Samuel Ashbrook, Mollie Cotterill, Holly Tomlinson.

ndet 96629 Grassmoor Primary School Sports Relief Mile. L-R, Samuel Ashbrook, Mollie Cotterill, Holly Tomlinson.

Over 500 people enjoyed the sunshine as they took part in the mile in Queens Park.

Everyone from tiny tots to serious runners took part with many donning fancy dress.

Park development officer Sarah West said: “It was a brilliant day and we had a really good turnout.”

Nearly three-hundred people took part in Bolsover District Council’s event in Shirebrook

Among those taking part was a pantomime horse, a pirate and two women even carried a skeleton around the course.

Organised by Bolsover District Council and supported by SportsDirect.com, the participants made their way around the picturesque trails of the former Shirebrook colliery site.

Fundraisers also completed the mile at Clay Cross Sharley Park Leisure Centre and pupils at Grassmoor Primary School did their bit for charity.

Over 200 youngsters from nursery children to year six completed the course around the school field.

Head teacher Christine Moorcroft said: “It went very well and was a beautiful afternoon.

“Parents and all the staff took part as well.”

Over took part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise cash to change lives at home and across the world’s poorest countries.  

So far over £52,000,000 has been raised nationally for the charity.