Miles of support for Sport Relief in Milton Keynes

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Volunteers from across Milton Keynes united for a common purpose last week – to raise money for Sport Relief.

Across the country supporters have helped to raise more than £53 million and people in Milton Keynes have got involved in a number of different ways to help reach that total.

Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Brian White, kick-started the Milton Keynes Sport Relief mile alongside Olympic BMX star Izzy Ferrada.

Nine-year-old Bianca Bartlett-Richards, took part in a sponsored skydive – within the safety of the Airkix wind tunnel.

She raised an impressive £130. Bianca said: “ I am so proud of myself and hope this shows other children that it can be done, just think how many children I have helped with this money.”

Football freestyler, Dan Magness, attempted to break his own world record for the most consecutive shoulder touches with a football, which stood at an impressive 963.

The principal of Walton High, Sharon Alexander, abseiled from the top of the school building after students raised £500.

And Olympic long jump gold medallist, Greg Rutherford, caught two out of three up-and-unders at half time at the Saracens v Harlequins match at Wembley on Saturday to raise £10,000.

Children from Bow Brickhill CofE Primary School, ran a marathon – over the course of several weeks, getting to school early and running half a mile before morning classes every day, come rain or shine.

On Friday they completed the final mile of their marathon and were given medals. The youngest to take part was just five years old.

The rest of the school then joined in to complete another mile each.