Big turnout in Lancashire as fund-raisers take part in Sports Relief mile

The Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston
The Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

Fundraisers from across the county joined in with a sponsored Sport Relief Mile this weekend.

Crowds came together in Preston’s Avenham and Miller Park yesterday for the event, with those taking part encouraged to walk, jog, run or skip the circuit along the banks of the River Ribble.

Warming up for the Sports Relief Run on Avenham Park, Preston

Warming up for the Sports Relief Run on Avenham Park, Preston

The Chorley Mile was held in Astley Park yesterday, as part of the weekend of events around Lancashire in aid of Sport Relief.

People could run or walk one, three or six miles through Astley Park and raise money for the charity.

On Friday, a Preston call centre supported the cause by volunteering to help take donations.

Staff from HomeServe’s call centre in Fulwood were receiving donation calls on Friday evening, joining colleagues at the Walsall head office.

City of Preston Gymnastics Club Cheerleaders at the Sports Relief Run on Avenham Park, Preston

City of Preston Gymnastics Club Cheerleaders at the Sports Relief Run on Avenham Park, Preston

Team RAQ Street Dancers entertained the runners before the start

Team RAQ Street Dancers entertained the runners before the start

Sport Relief runners Beth Clarkson and Olivia Clark both 15. Beth is from Chorley and Olivia is from Leyland

Sport Relief runners Beth Clarkson and Olivia Clark both 15. Beth is from Chorley and Olivia is from Leyland

The Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

The Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

Ready for the start. From left, Steve Worswick, Jane Bretherton and Phil Atkinson of City of Preston Gymnastics Club

Ready for the start. From left, Steve Worswick, Jane Bretherton and Phil Atkinson of City of Preston Gymnastics Club

Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston