KEVI’s 24-hour effort raises decent total for Sport Relief

One of the groups that ran or walked either one, three or six miles around the athletics track at King Edward VI School, Morpeth.

One of the groups that ran or walked either one, three or six miles around the athletics track at King Edward VI School, Morpeth.

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Students and staff at Morpeth’s high school participated in a day and night initiative for the Sport Relief appeal.

The 24-hour challenge began at 8am last Friday on the athletics track. Members of this activity group ran or walked either one, three or six miles.

One of the tug-of-war teams in action.

One of the tug-of-war teams in action.

Those involved donated money to take part in a wide range of sports and exercises including tug-of-war, taekwondo, Hoop Starz, Zumba, hockey, POUND workout, Clubbercise, Crossfit, dodgeball, Kwik cricket, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, curling and yoga.

The challenge closed with members of the school returning to the athletics track on Saturday morning to run their final miles for Sport Relief.

King Edward VI School has raised about £2,500.

PE teacher Jack Quinlan, one of the main organisers, said: “The pupils and staff were amazing throughout the entire event. They turned out in the hundreds to show their support for a great cause.

Taekwondo was one of the KEVI Sport Relief challenge activities.

Taekwondo was one of the KEVI Sport Relief challenge activities.

“It was a big success and this was down to the individuals who gave up their time to try something new and get active for Sports Relief.

“I’d like to thank all of the instructors and coaches who volunteered to run sessions throughout the day and night, their commitment of time and effort is greatly appreciated.

“Thanks also go to the businesses that made donations for the challenge.”

Members of the public can add to the online contributions at my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/KEVIsport24