My first ever race-way back in 2010-was the Sport Relief 6 miler. I hadn’t been running for long and it gave me something to focus on, as well as being a great cause to raise money for. It really was the start of my love affair with running, I discovered a passion that has grown stronger with every race, so I really have a lot to thank Sport Relief for. I think it’s an amazing cause, and I am continually inspired by the amazing people out there raising money for Sport Relief.
Launched in 2002 as part of Comic Relief, Sport Relief is held every other year. It brings together the nation to not only raise money and help change lives, but also encourage everybody to get a little more active. Hardly a bad thing considering the current state of our nation’s health. Since the launch of Sport Relief , a huge £195 million has been raised to help some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
This March, Sport Relief 2014 will take place, with thousands of events held across the country, with plenty of celebs, and sporting heroes joining in the fun. In 2012 Sport Relief raised a record-breaking £67.9 million, so there is quite a target to beat.
As an official partner, SSE are offering you the chance to support Sport Relief 2014 with a few simple steps that you can complete from the comfort of your home or whilst you’re on the move! SSE have pledged to donate £2 to Sport Relief for every one of the steps you complete below:
- Sign up for Direct Debit or paperless bills. It’s a win-win as you’ll be saving yourself money, while helping to support Sport Relief 2014.
- Register for SSE Reward, which gives access to exclusive benefits and rewards, and the opportunity to win tickets to some amazing UK sport and entertainment events.
- If you aren’t an SSE customer you can still take SSE’s quick energy efficiency survey to find out how you can reduce your bills.
You have until Monday 24th March 2014 to support Sport Relief with SSE, find out how you can get involved on SSE’s Sport Relief page. Just a few minutes of your time could make a real difference to people’s lives as well as saving you money too!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by SSE.