Get ready to step up for Sport Relief

Get ready to step up for Sport Relief

People in Rhiwbina and the surrounding areas are being invited to join a host of famous faces as the UK comes together to beat an epic one billion steps a day, every day, for Sport Relief.

This is the first time the biennial Sport Relief campaign has involved every corner of the UK as home to a challenge – the idea is to bring the nation together to exceed a billion steps a day, every day, from 17th to 23rd March.

TV and radio presenters Zoe Ball, Greg James, Alex Jones, and many more will be taking on epic challenges, and a new Sport Relief App will unlock exclusive celebrity content and ensure every step counts across the week.

The week will climax with a night of TV entertainment, on Friday 23rd March, live on BBC One from Salford.

Running, dancing, dog walking or Zumba-ing all count towards the step total to raise money to help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives.

A free Sport Relief App will be available to download, with challenges, celebrity content and a national step tracker to keep count towards the billion (it will also convert steps for wheelchair users).

Liz Warner, CEO of Comic Relief, said: “In 2018 we have more British celebrities than ever pushing themselves to the limit to help us raise money for Sport Relief, which gives fifty percent of funds to the UK and the other fifty percent to the most desperate communities in the world.

“This is the first time we have asked the nation to take up a collective challenge and we can’t wait to see how many steps we can all do – let’s hit a billion steps and get more donations and sponsors coming in to help others.”

Last time around, for Sport Relief 2016, people across Wales raised and donated more than £896,000.

For more information on how to get involved with this year’s Sport Relief campaign, download the Sport Relief App or go to www.sportrelief.com