Fund-raising fun in Lowestoft for Sport Relief

Lowestoft library Sport Relief morning with the family play session.
Wendy Jinkerson and Luca Spearman with the teddy tombola. Lowestoft library Sport Relief morning with the family play session. Wendy Jinkerson and Luca Spearman with the teddy tombola.

Friday, March 21, 2014
2:57 PM

People have been putting the fun into fund-raising across Lowestoft, after pulling on their trainers to get active for Sport Relief.

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Lowestoft library Sport Relief morning with the family play session.Lowestoft library Sport Relief morning with the family play session.

Lowestoft Library has hosted some activities for one of the UK’s biggest fund-raising events this morning (Friday).

Youngsters attending the family play session enjoyed colouring games and competitions, singing and playing instruments, making sheep masks – in the style of popular CBeebies character Timmy, from Timmy Time – and took part in a name the dog contests along with a teddy tombola, which proved popular.

With more than 50 parents and children, up to pre-school age, regularly attending the weekly Friday morning play sessions at the central library, in Clapham Road South, the latest fund-raising event was hailed a success.

Although the final amounts raised are still to be counted, the teddy tombola, which features more than 200 teddies, is running all weekend.

THEY'RE OFF: Sport Relief 2014 fun at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft. Students set off for a sponsored mile run on the sports field. Picture: SUPPLIED.THEY'RE OFF: Sport Relief 2014 fun at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft. Students set off for a sponsored mile run on the sports field. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Inquiry officer at the library, Wendy Jinkerson, said: “It’s great to be involved in a national day of activities, as the children and parents are raising money for such good causes.”

At Ormiston Denes Academy, in Yarmouth Road, students and staff have held a non-uniform day, with donations of £1 each being made. The final total raised is not yet available.

An academy spokesman added: “We also held a sponsored mile run on the sports field, where about 60 students took part.” An event for staff was also due to be held this afternoon (Friday).

Tomorrow (Saturday) Waveney football club will be holding a fun run to raise funds for the national appeal, This will start at 9.30am at Barnards Meadow, prior to the club hosting their regular Saturday Football Club sessions for youngsters.

And on Sunday, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will take place for the first time in Lowestoft. The sponsored run, over one, three or six miles, is being hosted by Lowestoft and Yarmouth Rugby Club.

The Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Royal Green at 10am.

■ Are you organising, or have held, a Sport Relief event in Lowestoft? Email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk with your pictures and event details.

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