Sport Relief took place on the week commencing Saturday 17th March 2018 and here at the Sports Centre we had a brilliant time supporting this fantastic cause.
Firstly, we set out on the challenge to walk 116.4 miles over the course of 4, hour-long lunch breaks. 116.4 miles is the equivalent distance it would take to reach our age old rivals, York University, and in support of this year's home Roses we decided to start stepping!
Staff enjoyed a week of fresh air and getting active on their lunch. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us, those that joined us on our walks and to anyone who donated - it really was appreciated. We successfully managed to complete the challenge with over 88,000 steps to spare and enjoyed the last walk of the week in fancy dress.
Secondly, on Wednesday 21st March our Rainbow Run took place in partnership with the Lancaster University Running Club. Participants came together in their brightly coloured running attire and made their way around the 3km fun run on campus. All proceeds from the event went towards Sport Relief and another truly fantastic cause - Lancashire Mind!
The Rainbow Run took place in the last week of the term-long Healthy Living campaign that ran across the University to promote and encourage lifestyle choices that benefit the health and wellbeing of staff and students. Participants were rewarded with a colourful medal for their efforts at the end of the run and internal catering provided some tasty pasta and refreshments. It was fantastic to see so many people take part and again, a huge thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered or donated to the event. We couldn't have done it without you!
A total amount of £593.41 was raised for the two charities over the course of the week. We can't thank everyone enough for their donations and support, we're looking forward to next year already.