Thousands of Southampton runners took part in the Sport Relief Mile in the city centre

Daily Echo: Runners start the 2014 Sport Relief Mile Runners start the 2014 Sport Relief Mile

IT was the moment they had all been waiting for.

Daily Echo:

Thousands of runners took part in the Sport Relief Mile in Southampton city centre this morning to raise money for good causes.

Mayor Ivan White started off a series of one-mile races at 11am in Guildhall Square with the route a lap through the city's parks.

Southampton Football Club mascot Sammy Saint was also on hand, cheering on runners and posing for pictures.

An inflatable football pitch was there too as well as Solent University’s Careers Coach.

Daily Echo:

And the Daily Echo was also ‘buzzing’ for the event as a team of journalists ran dressed as bumblebees in aid of the Mayoress' attempt to break a world record for the number of people running a race in bee costume.

Sport Relief was set up in 2002 and takes place every two years, raising money for vulnerable people in the UK and overseas.

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12:11am Mon 24 Mar 14

IronLady2010 says...

It's a proud moment to see so many people do something for charity.

Now, charity begins at home and stays at home. Had this have been for UK only, no problem, but we always seem to send money overseas, wether it be a charity or government.

Surely, we have enough issues here which need to be resolved.

I'll gladly give a £1 to send a condom to stop them breeding if they can't feed their children. No problem!

I get fed up of charities showing young innocent children suffering because their parents, who apparently haven't eaten in weeks and have no clean water can still find the energy to spread the seed.

You can throw as much money as you like, but rubber is best!
It's a proud moment to see so many people do something for charity. Now, charity begins at home and stays at home. Had this have been for UK only, no problem, but we always seem to send money overseas, wether it be a charity or government. Surely, we have enough issues here which need to be resolved. I'll gladly give a £1 to send a condom to stop them breeding if they can't feed their children. No problem! I get fed up of charities showing young innocent children suffering because their parents, who apparently haven't eaten in weeks and have no clean water can still find the energy to spread the seed. You can throw as much money as you like, but rubber is best! IronLady2010
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5:16am Mon 24 Mar 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
It's a proud moment to see so many people do something for charity.

Now, charity begins at home and stays at home. Had this have been for UK only, no problem, but we always seem to send money overseas, wether it be a charity or government.

Surely, we have enough issues here which need to be resolved.

I'll gladly give a £1 to send a condom to stop them breeding if they can't feed their children. No problem!

I get fed up of charities showing young innocent children suffering because their parents, who apparently haven't eaten in weeks and have no clean water can still find the energy to spread the seed.

You can throw as much money as you like, but rubber is best!
What a crass, ignorant and graceless comment to make. You demonstrate both a breathtaking lack of understanding and an extreme level of churlishness. What a sad first comment under what is a very positive story.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: It's a proud moment to see so many people do something for charity. Now, charity begins at home and stays at home. Had this have been for UK only, no problem, but we always seem to send money overseas, wether it be a charity or government. Surely, we have enough issues here which need to be resolved. I'll gladly give a £1 to send a condom to stop them breeding if they can't feed their children. No problem! I get fed up of charities showing young innocent children suffering because their parents, who apparently haven't eaten in weeks and have no clean water can still find the energy to spread the seed. You can throw as much money as you like, but rubber is best![/p][/quote]What a crass, ignorant and graceless comment to make. You demonstrate both a breathtaking lack of understanding and an extreme level of churlishness. What a sad first comment under what is a very positive story. WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 4

2:20pm Mon 24 Mar 14

lowe esteem says...

Well Done to all those that took part, it's an amazingly broad church goodwill isn't it?
I'll lay money that the fancy dress section wasn't won by the 'Iron Lady' though, and that vocalising about charity 'at home' provides all the excuses for keeping that inheritance firmly in your own till at all costs, eh, shop-keepers daughter?
Well Done to all those that took part, it's an amazingly broad church goodwill isn't it? I'll lay money that the fancy dress section wasn't won by the 'Iron Lady' though, and that vocalising about charity 'at home' provides all the excuses for keeping that inheritance firmly in your own till at all costs, eh, shop-keepers daughter? lowe esteem
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