Charitable people of all ages have been great sports in raising thousands of pounds for the biennial national event. Here is a special photo showcase of those taking part

At The King’s School, pupils decided to raise awareness and money for Sport Relief and The Gem Appeal with the proceeds being split equally between the two charities.

They held competitions at lunch times throughout the week including dodgeball.

 

On Friday, March 21, pupils and teachers dressed up as sports heroes fancy dress day took part in a sponsored fun run.

Pupils also raised funds at home and a group of Year 7 pupils, Owen Jones, 11, of Brynford, Nick Back, 12, of Rossett, Harrison Wright, 12, of Tarvin, Calum Huxley, 12, of Bunbury, George Pochin, 12, of Oscroft, Brad Fotheringham, 11, of Chester, Ollie and Joe De Blainsin, 11, of Grappenhall Heys, raised £500 doing a sponsored ride around Delamere Forest.

Overall the total raised was more than £2,000, which was split equally between both charities.

At Christleton High School Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in a sportathon in their PE lessons, Year 9 girls played boys at netball and there was a Year 7 and 8 inter form swimming gala.

On Friday, March 21, everyone, including sixth formers, wore sportswear instead of uniform and took part in the Sport Relief mile.

Staff at Total Fitness in Chester raised more than £700 for Sport Relief with a sponsored bike ride.

Club manager Richard Milne said: ‘‘We’ve all had a fantastic time cycling in our fancy dress. A big well done to all team and members who took part to raise money for this fantastic cause, the money raised will really make a difference and a big thank you to all our members for donating generously.”

Children at The Spinney Day Nursery took part in a sponsored toddle and designed their own sports vests.

Their goal was to walk one mile around the perimeter of the Bell Meadow Business Park near Pulford, and they raised £170 for Sport Relief.

Owner Alison Thomson said: “It was a lovely event that was very well organised by our staff and the children had a fantastic time!

“We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to all of the Spinney families and also our fellow businesses on the Bell Meadow Business Park for your continued support and very kind generosity.”

Staff at Muir Group HQ in Chester raised £400 for Sport Relief by holding a dress down day and cycling the equivalent of Chester to Burnley and back on a fixed bike at its Chester-based headquarters.

Members of staff, including CEO Catherine Dixson, took it in turns to ride the bike, loaned by Cheshire West and Chester’s healthier lifestyle and sustainable travel initiative iTravel.

At Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School in Handbridge, Year 6 teacher Simon Jones raised £850 for Sport Relief by taking part in a swimathon and thanks the school community for their wonderful support.

Employees at an Italian restaurant in Tarporley got under starter’s orders to raise £260 for Sport Relief.

The team, from Pesto, raised the cash from their very own Sport Relief mile which saw employees flip pizza bases, shake cocktails and more as they walked the two mile-long route for charity.

General manager Laura Shannon said: “We’re astounded by the amount of local support we received for our event, especially the generosity of many of our customers which meant we were able to raise such a significant amount for Sport Relief.

“I’m sure quite a few drivers were a bit confused when they saw us pizza tossing and cocktail shaking whilst walking but we wanted to add a little bit of extra fun to our charity fun!”