Make a difference by running for Sport Relief

By Nigel Slater 08/03 Updated: 15/03 11:59

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Buy photos » Tracy Grubb, Laura Barnard, Emma Gardner and Mark Williams from Wychavon District Council are all set to run for Sport Relief and are encouraging as many people as possible to join them. 1012040NHR

CHARITY-MINDED people are being encouraged to get the blood flowing and help some of the world's poorest people by running for Sport Relief.

Wychavon District Council is organising the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile at Pershore's Abbey Park on Sunday March 25.

The run, which will begin at 11am, is set in the Abbey Park grounds taking in the impressive sights of the Norman abbey, mature trees and the magical tree carving sculptures en-route.

Entrants do not have to be sporty to take part and can choose to run either one, three or even six miles.

After the run entrants and spectators will be able to head to the nearby skatepark or children's play area to expel even more energy. There will be sports and art activities going on throughout the day plus music and refreshments.

Mark Williams, sports development officer at Wychavon District Council said: "The Sport Relief Mile in Pershore is all about getting active and having a laugh at the same time. It's for all ages and something that friends and families can do and even enjoy together.

"All the money raised will help to change the lives of people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world's poorest countries."

To enter the event or for more information visit then type in 'Pershore' in the search box to see all the details.

For those who do not want to run but would like to volunteer and help out call Mark Williams on 01386 565229.

There is also a Sport Relief Mile run taking place in Honeybourne near Evesham on the same day and former West Bromwich Albion and England footballer Cyril Regis will be in the village to hand out Sport Relief medals to participants who complete their run.

For more information about the Honeyboyrne event call organiser Steve Bullen on 07971 989430.

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