Get set to raise cash at Sport Relief events

141131'Some of the youngsters and staff at Wheatcroft School who took part in a zumbathon to raise money for Sports Relief.'Picture by Neil Silk'14/03/14
141131'Some of the youngsters and staff at Wheatcroft School who took part in a zumbathon to raise money for Sports Relief.'Picture by Neil Silk'14/03/14
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People of all ages across Scarborough are gearing up to get active and raise money for Sport Relief 2014.

A number of events are being held at schools and in workplaces this Friday and throughout the weekend to raise much-needed cash for good causes.

Among those getting involved are youngsters at Wheatcroft School, who will be taking part in an all-day Zumbathon.

All of the children will take part in 30-minute sessions led by Zumba teacher Nicky Sweeney-Chisholm and at the end of the day, parents will take part in a class led by Candice Faqir.

Headteacher Jenny Hartley said: “Pupils and teachers at Wheatcroft CP School love taking part in Sport Relief.

“It’s an excellent way to bring staff, children and the community together to get active, have fun and raise money for a great cause.”

Other events happening in Scarborough include a sponsored cycle at Braeburn Infants School, with youngsters cycling 341 miles during the day - the length of the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France.

At Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy, a tug of war will take place with staff and children getting involved.

And on Sunday, Scarborough’s Sport Relief Mile will be held at Peasholm Park, starting at 11am, with a choice of one, three or six miles.

Matt Hewison, Scarborough Council’s sports development officer, said: “Last time, the Scarborough mile had more than 250 participants and this year we want even more of you to get involved. There will be plenty of activities on the day so don’t forget to rope in your friends, family and colleagues too!” Enter now at www.sportrelief.com