GETTING THE NATION ACTIVE
Whether you’re a member, one of our partners or stakeholders, or someone interested in the fantastic sport and recreation sector that we represent, we’re all invested in getting the nation active. We know that sport and recreation plays a vital role in both physical and mental wellbeing, the economy and the development of our society, which is why we’d like to encourage you to get involved in Sport Relief 2018.
A big part of Sport Relief funding is focused on supporting projects that use sport and recreation as a tool to increase community cohesion in the UK, and to address issues affecting women and girls in the poorest areas of the UK and abroad.
Sport Relief is a mass participation event with the goal of getting the nation as active as possible during the week, while raising money to help change lives. We want as many sport and recreation clubs and organisations to get involved, engaging with their members to come together and put on fundraising activities or events during the week 17 – 23 March 2018.
To get started, pre-order a free fundraising pack which includes everything you need to get involved in Sport Relief 2018, including fundraising ideas, tips, tools, posters, balloons, stickers and more.
Please also remember to share these details with your clubs, partners and other grassroots organisations so we can get as many people as possible involved in Sport Relief 2018.
SPORT CHANGES LIVES
Sport Relief have put together a series of case studies which demonstrate the power that sport and recreation has had on recipients of previous fundraising activities.
|Ethan struggled to cope with bullying at school so to avoid the confrontation he would skive off classes. He was referred to Stable Life, which uses Sport Relief cash to help youngsters build trusted relationships, re-engage with school and improve their resilience and emotional well-being. Ethan now attends college, plans to go into hospitality and is positive about his future.||Growing up in Johannesburg, 11 year old Precious has been too afraid to play outside. Thanks to Sport Relief cash, a new project called Skateistan opened at a skatepark in her neighbourhood. There, she’s safe and free to skate with friends and learn essential life skills.|