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

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

Monday, 21st March 2016, 7:19 am
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 8:21 am
The Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston

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.

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.

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

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
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
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
Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston
Sports Relief Run on Miller Park, Preston
Warming up for 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
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
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