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Manchester City does Sport Relief

  • 19 March 2010 15:48
  • Posted by Damaris Treasure

Sport Relief weekend has arrived, and no-one has escaped here at the City of Manchester Stadium.

The entire staff of more than 250 people, including the players and coaching staff, took part in one of three athletic events to raise sponsorship.

Staff chose between ‘The De Jong Challenge’, a 5,000m run around the SportCity complex, ‘The SWP Sprint’ along Commonwealth Way to try and beat Shaun’s time, and ‘The Mancini Mile’, the most popular choice of a walk around the stadium.

Mancini and the first team lead the staff on the mile walk up and down the turrets and along the concourse.

“It’s great to see all the staff getting involved for such an brilliant event today,” said Mancini

“It’s not very often that  we get to spend working time outside the training ground, so to do it for such a good cause is very exciting.”

Our sponsorship target has been smashed and tripled, and the Club are matching all the funds raised so far. We’re raising money for Sport Relief, whose fundraising helps to transform the lives of some of those in desperate need across the UK and the world’s poorest countries. If you’re planning to donate to Sport Relief, please show your support for our staff and this brilliant cause by donating at  

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to make a difference - from David Walliams’ swim across the English Channel, to Eddie Izzard’s amazing marathon a day around the UK. Which is why we wanted to continue our work from previous years, and do something extra special.

If you'd like to do your bit for Sport Relief, why not take part in the Manchester Mile on Sunday 21st March? Go to to book your place and make sure you look out for the CITC activities going on whilst you’re there.

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