In celebration of this year’s national fundraising campaign, Sport Relief 2012, the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief is taking place as part of the Swimathon Weekend between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th April.
For those who missed the Sport Relief Mile in March, this event is a perfect way to get in on the action and be part in a huge sporting event for a brilliant cause.
Literally hundreds of swimming pools up and down the country are participating so, all across the country, people can dive right in, do a mile and raise much-needed cash to change lives forever.
After John Bishop cycled, rowed and ran his way from Paris to London and David Walliams swam the Thames, this is the public’s chance to take on a challenge of their own for Sport Relief. And swimming a mile, which is 64 lengths of a 25 metre pool, is no mean feat. Luckily though, the nation can take part individually or as part of a team to make the challenge more manageable.
Best of all, the money raised by getting sponsored to take part in the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief will help poor and vulnerable people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. The video on this page, presented by Gary and Danielle Lineker, shows what a difference the money raised can make.
Highlighting the importance of this challenge, double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington said: “Doing the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief will help you feel part of a major sporting event. On top of that, it is a great way to give back and support a good cause. The smallest amount of money could make such a massive difference to people’s lives. It’s a great event and Sport Relief is an amazing campaign. A Mile is not that far - anyone can do it!”