Southampton pupils don odd socks to raise cash for Sport Relief

Springhill Primary School pupils will be taking part in Sport Relief.

Springhill Primary School pupils will be taking part in Sport Relief.

First published in Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

Hundreds of children in Southampton have been getting behind Sport Relief – by coming to school in odd socks!

Pupils at Springhill Primary School, in Milton Road, were put through their paces by students from Southampton Solent University in different physical challenges on their new multi-use games area to raise cash for charity.

Their fundraising is just the start of the city’s Sport Relief events which culminates in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games on March 23.

Schools raised more than £500,000 for Sport Relief in 2012 and are a vital part of the event that collected over £60m for good causes.

If you want to get involved in Sport Relief there are nine different runs and swims taking place as part of the Games.

Southampton is hosting a Sport Relief Mile starting at Guildhall Square which will see thousands of people run across the city’s parks.

The event is open to people of all ages and abilities to take part in a challenge and help raise money, the day will feature lots of different activities, including warm-up sessions and cheerleading, from 10.30am.

There is no competitive element and every participant that crosses the line will get a Sport Relief medal.

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