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Steve Backs Sport Relief

(March 17, 2014)

Lord Davies of Coity and Steve Rotherham 2

Walton MP, Steve Rotheram is encouraging everyone to get fundraising and to sign up to the first-ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games this year after attending the official Sport Relief 2014 Parliamentary launch reception. 

At the event, MPs and Peers were given the opportunity to get involved in the ‘Parliamentary Pedal’ challenge – Steve finished runner-up amongst MPs and Lords.  

Afterwards, Steve said: “The Parliamentary Pedal was great fun and I hope I can encourage others to get out there and fundraise – whether that is through involvement in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, purchasing some of the great merchandise or donating.

“Taking part in the Sainsbury’s Parliamentary Pedal has been great.  Sport Relief is an amazing event, and the cash you raise can change lives at home and abroad.  I would encourage everyone in the constituency to get involved.”

Sarah Warby, Marketing Director at Sainsbury’s said: “We’re really proud of our Sport Relief sponsorship and pleased to see so many MPs taking part in our Parliamentary Pedal.  Sainsbury’s has raised over £74 million since 1999 and this year, we are really excited to be sponsoring the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.  We’re hoping to get 160,000 people involved with running, swimming or cycling at events across the country to raise money for Sport Relief.”

Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many MPs take part in the Sainsbury’s Parliamentary Pedal.  We hope the support that Steve Rotheram has given to Sport Relief will inspire their constituents to do their bit at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games to help raise money and change lives on the doorstop in the UK and around the world.”

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014 and the public can join in the fun by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country. To find out where your nearest event is taking place, visit http://www.sportrelief.com/event-info/enter-now.

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