Livingston Village Primary School among hundreds of schools across the UK taking on fun run to help raise money for Sport Relief
Pupils completed the sponsored run while wearing a special pledge they have written about the world they want to see in the future
Pledges included world peace, ending poverty, reducing plastic waste, and improving women’s rights
Money raised will help tackle inequality, improve mental health and help young people to survive and thrive
The Lap of Hope is part of Sport Relief’s official charity partnership with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and hopes to inspire children to have fun, get active and help make positive change happen this summer
To find out more about Sport Relief visit: comicrelief.com/sportrelief(opens in new window)
Tuesday 19th July: Pupils at Livingston Village Primary School in West Lothian, have taken on a Sport Relief Lap of Hope fun run to help raise money to change lives for the better.
The sponsored run sees pupils come together to complete a lap of their playground, classroom or local community to help raise vital funds for Sport Relief, as part of its official charity partnership with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, alongside United By 2022 and the Commonwealth Sport Foundation.
During the Lap of Hope, pupils are also invited to write and wear a special message, called a Power Pledge which is based on the pupils’ hopes and dreams for the future, and the positive change in the world that they want to see.
Within their classes, pupils from Livingston Village Primary School took part in fun runs around a route of the local area. Willed on by local residents, pupils’ Power Pledges included a range of issues from reducing plastic waste, ending poverty, improving women’s rights, and having peace throughout the world. There was even chance to stop off at a refreshment station to enjoy orange wedges, giving the pupils the extra energy needed to finish their lap.
Mrs Lesley Fraser, Principal Teacher at Livingston Primary School, said: “We’re so proud of all of our pupils for taking on the Sport Relief Lap of Hope. It’s been an amazing opportunity to join in the fun and celebration of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and help inspire our children to think about the future they’d like to see. As the next generation that can make a difference, that’s so important. It was wonderful to see such a wide range of Power Pledges on show and to understand more about issues they’re passionate about, all whilst raising money for Sport Relief."
Samir Patel, CEO, Comic Relief said: “We’re always blown away by the support we receive from schools to raise money to help people in the UK and internationally. As our leaders of tomorrow, it’s vital that we encourage young people to think about and take part in the social change they would like to see in the world. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the teachers, pupils and parents at Livingston Village Primary School who took part in and made the Lap of Hope possible – your support is helping change lives."
Money raised by Sport Relief this summer will help tackle inequality, improve mental health, and help young people to survive and thrive in Birmingham, across the UK, around the Commonwealth and beyond.
For more information on how to get involved in Sport Relief this summer, visit www.comicrelief.com/sportrelief(opens in new window)
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About Sport Relief
Sport Relief is a year-round fundraising campaign run by the charity, Comic Relief.
Sport Relief harnesses the power of sport and entertainment to bring people together across the UK, to get active, have fun and raise life-changing funds. Since launching in 2002, Sport Relief has raised £419 million so far, thanks to the generous British public, and supported millions of lives in the UK and around the world.
This year, Sport Relief is teaming up with United By 2022 and the Commonwealth Sport Foundation to celebrate an incredible summer of sport as the official charity partners of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Together we hope to inspire the nation through a shared love of sport, to use this momentous sporting event as an opportunity to raise money to change lives for the better. Sport Relief aims to raise money to take on important issues, including tackling inequality, improving mental health and helping young people to survive and thrive in Birmingham, across the UK, around the Commonwealth and beyond.
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, operating name of Charity Projects, registered charity in England & Wales (326568) and Scotland (SC039730). For more information about Sport Relief, please visit https://www.comicrelief.com/sportrelief
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About Comic Relief
Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Through humour and stories of hope, we have shown that people can make a massive difference.
Comic Relief believes that those who are closest to the issues have the best solutions, and so works with organisations and people with direct experience of these challenges. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who support the most vulnerable people and communities in society. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with mental health problems.
For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com(opens in new window)
Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)