Photo gallery: Mums, bumps and babies walk a mile at Whitlingham Broad for Sport Relief

Norwich mums walk a mile at Whitlingham Broad to raise money for Sport Relief. Picture: ANTONY KELL

Norwich mums walk a mile at Whitlingham Broad to raise money for Sport Relief. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A group of bonnie babies and their mums put on their walking shoes today to help raise vital funds for this year's Sport Relief.

Organised by yoga instructor Jackie Heffer-Cooke, the women came together to walk a mile at Whitlingham Broad in support of the annual event.

Made-up of friends and attendees from local YogaBump and YogaBub, class creator and instructor Mrs Heffer-Cooke said it was exciting to bring everyone together.

'The reason to put on this event is easy really. I can't sit at home on my sofa and watch things like Sport Relief without knowing that I have given a bit of my time to help raise some money.'

More than 20 mums turned up to take part in the walk with their babies and bumps.

Friends Vicky Nolan, 34, of Poringland, with eight-month-old twins Jessica and Catherine, and Helen Terry, 36, of Norwich, with 11-month-old Eloise, decided to take part in the event to help others.

Mrs Nolan said: 'It's for a good cause. And being on maternity leave can be quite isolating so it's nice to come to things like this.'

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Mrs Terry added: 'When Eloise gets older this will be a nice thing to tell her about and explain what we did for charity.'

Sisters Katie Carpenter, 28, and Amy Jones, 30, both from Norwich, also came to show their support. Both of the women are members of Mrs Heffer-Cooke's group and Mrs Carpenter joined in with her five-month-old son Teddy, while Mrs Jones is currently 37 weeks pregnant.

Mrs Carpenter said: 'I come here often for walks so it's nice to have been able to come for a helpful purpose this time.'

Echoing that ethos, Mrs Jones added: 'It's nice to get everyone together as well as to meet new people, and help a good cause.'

The event raised £330.

Elsewhere in Norwich, the Matthew Project held a Sport Relief Bake Off, which incorporated games, competitions and a bake sale.

Sport Relief is a charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport.

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Have you done something for charity? Email Donna-Louise Bishop or ring 01603 772568.

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