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10 Ways to Get Involved in Sport Relief


Sport Relief is a charity event linked with Comic Relief which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money for vulnerable people around the world. The money goes towards people with mental health issues, the homeless, people at risk of trafficking along with many more charities that support vulnerable people. Events are happening all around the country helping to raise money in every possible way, and here are 10 ways you can help to fundraise and have fun at the same time. 

Not only does taking part help others in need, you can also have a positive impact on your physical and mental health by partaking in all sorts of activities and events. The fact you can improve your wellbeing while helping someone else’s is very motivating. The importance of Sport Relief is unquestionable; shown by the fact that it has raised over £335 million since 2002, why not help contribute to that growing number!

Physical Benefits

1) It helps you lose weight which lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.

2) Exercise will develop a stronger skeletal and bone structure as it improves neuromuscular coordination.

3) It increases your physical energy which will allow you to do daily tasks more effortlessly, even if it just makes carrying the shopping home easier.

Mental Health Benefits

1) Exercise will keep you in better shape which will improve your mental health and your self-outlook.

2) Due to the activity being tiring it will improve the quality of sleep which will have a positive effect on your mental state and physical body, fighting against things like fatigue and heavy limbs.

3) Exercise can help to combat depression and anxiety, as it releases endorphins creating euphoria and happiness. 

How you can get involved? 

Sport Relief has made recommendations for a variety of activities suitable for families and schools. Whether you’re looking to do something sporty in your back garden or planning a school assembly, we have put together a to do list below: 

1) Going for a run and getting sponsored by family, friends and colleagues all contributes to Sport Relief. If you want to make it a bit more fun, you can always dress up!

2) It can be as easy as just buying wristbands. Sport Relief is currently offering deals on boxes of 20 for a deposit of £6.50. Why not sell these to raise more money? 

3) You can just simply donate on their website

4) The Sport Relief website provides examples of possible ideas such as the Sport Relief mile, holding weeklong tournaments and selling tickets to friends, teachers and parents.

5) Even just buying a Sport Relief T-Shirt to raise awareness to people who might not know it’s going on will help promote the great work done by the charity.

6) Free fundraising packs for nurseries, secondary and primary schools are available. These packs have everything you need to get fundraising off to a flying start!

7) If you love gaming why not set up a fundraising page where you stream your gameplay? Or if you don’t want to go so public just simply set one up with friends. 

8) If your family are always moaning that you game to much get them to sponsor you to not play. The ideas are limitless!

9) There are great learning resources for schools online such as learning posters, assembly presentations, lyrics for school songs and mental health learning resources. 

10) Why not set up a football tournament, table tennis or swimming competition with friends where some of the money raised goes to the winner and the rest to the charity, every penny counts!

The importance of mental health shouldn’t be underestimated so if you are interested in furthering your knowledge on the subject check out the blog about Promoting mental wellbeing to young people.

Sources:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/physical-activity-its-important

https://www.huffpost.com/ 

https://www.sportrelief.com/ 


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