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Sport Relief Round Up

  • 23 March 2010 12:20
  • Posted by Damaris Treasure

Sport Relief has raised over £30 million, and Manchester City are proud to have been a part of the fundraising efforts.

On Friday the entire staff, including the first team, took part in a variety of athletic events in order to raise sponsorship. The fundraising target was smashed and trebled, and the Club have matched all the funds raised. To see the video of what we did, click here.

On Sunday CITC, with their Getting Manchester Moving project, spent the day in Spinningfields for the Sport Relief Mile. There were a number of activities from beat the goalie and the spinning challenge (using the Wattbikes used by the British cycling team) to a smoothie bike – the opportunity to make your own smoothie using pedal power!

More than 200 footballs were given away to participants, as well as yoyos, step-counters and a mountain of health information.

 “The whole day has been fantastic, we’ve distributed loads of information and even raised a bit of extra money for Sport Relief,” said Steven Turner, the Getting Manchester Moving Co-ordinator.

“A presence at events like this is really important to raise awareness in the community. We’ve been able to invite lots of people to our next Getting Manchester Moving event this weekend as well.”

If you missed out on Sunday, get involved with Getting Manchester Moving on Saturday 27th March at the stadium. It’s a great family day out, with loads of different activities to try out including: football, basketball, street dance, judo, tennis and table tennis.

The ‘beat the goalie’ competition returns, as does the smoothie bike. We’ll have a bouncy castle and assault course, street art, and loads of prizes to be won!

The day kicks off at 12pm and goes on until 3pm. Entrance to the event is via the East Reception, and all the activities will take place in the Commonwealth Suite and on the concourse.

Getting Manchester Moving is a city-wide initiative to help make the people of Manchester make physical activity a part of everyday life, providing support and information about healthy eating and weight management.

CITC work in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Public Health Development Service, with funding from the Football Foundation and are supported by FoodFutures and Get Walking Keep Walking.

For more information visit www.gettingmanchestermoving.org or contact CITC on 0161 438 7711.

If you would like to make any last minute donations to Sport Relief, please do so through www.justgiving.com/manchestercitysportrelief

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