Sport Relief challenges South Ayrshire schools

As the nation bends, stretches and contorts itself into shape for the Sport Relief weekend, its organisers are calling on all schools and nurseries in South Ayrshire to get active on Friday 21st March and help to raise some serious cash.

For the last Sport Relief campaign schools and nurseries from Scotland raised more than £290,000.

There are loads of ways schools can get involved in Sport Relief 2014. As always, you can organise your own Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Friday 21st March, but there are lots of other ways you can join the fun and games too – it’s up to you.

The free School Fundraising Resource Pack contains exclusive materials to help you organise your event.

The best bit is that all the cash raised will help people living incredibly tough lives, here in Scotland, across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Aleks Leimanis, Schools and Youth Manager at Comic Relief said: “Schools and nurseries are some of the best fundraisers for Sport Relief and we are hugely grateful for their continued dedication and hard work.

Schools and nurseries up and down the country have already signed up to take part in Sport Relief 2014, so come on Scotland join in the fun and games and be a part of something truly fantastic!”

For more information contact Comic Relief, BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA or Emily Henderson at e.henderson@comicrelief.com.

Teachers can get started by signing up for a free School Fundraising Resource Pack bursting with fundraising ideas, posters, balloons, stickers, as well as learning resources to help pupils understand where the money goes – just head on to sportrelief.com/schoolsstuff.

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives.

Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.