Sport Relief is approaching fast with the fantastic goal of raising money for charities not just in the UK but abroad as well.
Starting on the 17th and ending on the 23rd March, Sport Relief is a collective challenge to beat a billion steps a day with an emphasis on the public to make every step count.
The grand finale takes place on March 23rd with a show being hosted on BBC One by Zoe Ball and Greg James. This year Zoe Ball will be raising money for mental health awareness which has been prompted after the death of her boyfriend last year who suffered depression. Greg James who in 2016 finished five triathlons in five days in five cities and raised over £750,000 is said to have been taking on an even bigger challenge this year.
The big night featured on BBC One will also include celebrity boxing with matches between reality TV star Spencer Matthews and former footballer Wayne Bridge as well as a boxing match between Vanessa White of The Saturdays and S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt.
How can you get involved?
There are plenty of ways in which you can get involved from joining the National Billion Steps Challenge to dancing, cycling, swimming or hosting a sports match. Simply head over to the Sport Relief website and either get a Fundraising Pack, Set up a Giving Page or download the new Sport Relief app.
This app is completely free and allows you to track your steps, create leagues and compete against your friends and set up a Sport Relief giving page as well as provide you with exclusive celebrity workout video’s and tips and much more.
Boost your Fundraising total
There are lots of great ways to boost your total and take part in fundraising such as hosting a bake sale, holding a quiz night, running a sweepstake or our favourite dressing up! That’s right, why not get sponsored to dress up as your favourite sporting icon or even better, do your steps in fancy dress.
For some fun fancy dress ideas, follow Escapade Fancy Dress’s board Marathon Costume Ideas on Pinterest.