The PPI-NI team had great fun down in Belfast City Centre on Sunday morning (25th March). PPI-NI was invited to set up a portable hoop on Donegal Square in the heart of Belfast’s shopping district where 276 baskets were scored by the passing runners that were taking part in Belfast’s Sport Relief Mile.
On what turned out to be a beautiful day in Belfast, 1,776 participants set off from Custom House Square to run one, three or six miles. Belfast was just one of 17 mile venues across the United Kingdom and everyone received a medal when they crossed the finish line.
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. More than a million people across the UK took part in a range of sporting initiatives and over £50 million has been pledged to support good causes both in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
A big shout out to the Staff from St. Clare’s primary school who made the 200th basket (and many others), Coach Rachel, Danielle from Holy Cross Girls’ and everyone who helped us support the Sport Relief Mile.
A big shout out and thank you must also go to the Sport Relief team and to everyone that has participated in Sport Relief fundraising activities. Funds raised through Sport Relief have supported PPI’ s work in Northern Ireland, specifically providing support for our Primary School Twinning programme.
In the video above, coaches Darryl and Shannon warm up for the Sport Relief Mile to a roaring soundtrack.