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Final countdown to Sport Relief

Published Thursday, 22 March 2012

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This weekend the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile is taking place in Hamilton and Carluke.

On Sunday March 25 lots of local people will be setting off from the Mausoleum in Hamilton at 10.45am and from the John Cumming Stadium in Carluke at the slightly earlier time of 10am.

The event will see everyone from toddlers and grown ups to super sprinters up against the clock taking part in this fantastic charity event in aid of Sport Relief.

Gerry Campbell, the head of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture which is hosting the events, said: "This is the fist time the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile has been hosted by us in two of our towns.

"All the money raised will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here on our doorstep, across the rest of the UK and in some of the world's poorest countries.

"It's fantastic that so many people from South Lanarkshire are gathering together to show their support for Sport Relief 2012."

Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things. Last September David Walliams started Sport Relief off with an epic splash when he completed the BT Sport Relief challenge: Walliams vs The Thames. David swam a staggering 140 miles and has so far raised over £1million for Sport Relief.

So, even if you are not taking part come along and do your bit for those in need during the national Sport Relief weekend. There will be plenty for everyone on the day with a DJ, Samba drumming, a climbing wall and face painting for the kids.