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Frome backs Sport Relief!

Runners compete in the Sport Relief run.

Runners compete in the Sport Relief run.

FROME residents, schools and businesses have all stepped up to raise funds for the Sport Relief challenge last weekend. Frome’s efforts contributed to the national charity raising a record £51 million to help change lives across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Every two years Sport Relief, which grew from the success of Comic Relief, inspires people to perform a range of sporting endurance events to raise money. This year, local people took part in a variety of sporting events from 21st – 23rd March.

The Frome Sport Relief Mile fun run was held at Frome Football Club on Sunday as part of the Sport Relief Games.

“The Frome Mile was a fantastic mass-participation event with a community feel,” said Frome mayor, cllr Dickon Moore. “I’m really pleased to see events that promote health and fitness taking place in the town, while also raising funds for good causes.

“Many different groups all came together to make this event a success, including The Frome Youth Band, Body Basics and Frome FM. Congratulations to all those who took part and a big thank you to the organisers.”

Elsewhere, many Frome schoolchildren dressed up, ran the Sport Relief Mile or sold cakes.

Vallis First School raised over £150 by holding a ‘wear your own sports kit day’ where pupils showed off their sporting outfits in recognition of the day.

At Oakfield School they had a  ‘sports wear’ mufti day and the PE staff organised a sponsored Sport Relief Mile which pupils and staff took part in. A cake sale also took place.

Children from Bright Stars nursery and pre-school in Frome took part in a sponsored jump for one minute  and a sponsored walk to raise money for Sport Relief. The total raised was £540 with sponsor money still coming in. 3 year old Tamra  Beers  raised £226 in sponsor money all on her own.

The pupils of Chapmanslade Primary school got dressed up to run 1 mile around their sports field. Some came in colourful tu-tus and Egyptian costumes, while others donned their onesies and ‘Granny’ clothes for a warmer run.