GALLERY: Milton Keynes goes the extra mile for Sport Relief

Webber Independent School raised �731 for Sport Relief
Webber Independent School raised �731 for Sport Relief

THERE was a fantastic turnout for the Milton Keynes Sports Relief Mile on Sunday.

And as if that wasn’t enough a host of schools and businesses around the city also helped to raise vital cash for the charity.

Runners of all ages took part in the fun event along Midsummer Boulevard, some turning out in fancy dress to raise funds for the national charity which supports needy children and causes across the world.

Other events that took place included pupils at Stoke Goldington CE First School taking part in a sponsored walk on Friday.

The youngsters raised an incredible £231 by taking part.

Nineteen pupils from The Foundation stage, Years 1 and 2 walked around the village joined by staff, parents and school governors.

Elsewhere, the Mercedes-Benz of Milton Keynes team took part in a special event.

Having borrowed two state of the art rowing machines from David Lloyd in MK, dressed up as comic sporting heroes and rowed the equivalent of the English channel they raised just short of £300.

Teachers and children at the Webber Independent School held activities to raise £731.50.

Games included space hopper races and beat the goalie competition, while all children wore casual wear.

And at Abbey Hill Golf Centre mascots Chip the Bear and Pirate Chip helped golfers raising money for the charity.

Golfers turned out in force to take part in a special competition and complete a Sport Relief Mile over the facility’s Par-3 Short Course.

More than 50 people took part in the competition – which was won by Kathy Shaw and Dave Wilson with a stableford score of 53 points – and helped to raise in excess of £200.

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Stoke Goldington First School kids raise £231 for Sport Relief

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Space hopper fun helps Webber School raise Sport Relief cash

Chip the Bear and Pirate Chip help golfers raise Sport Relief money