Northern Ireland’s boxing champion will be getting behind the Belfast Flagship Sport Relief Games on Sunday 20 March.
Carl Frampton will be joining the fun at the Custom House Square event village which I will be hosting. There will be lots of family-friendly activities. From 9am – 1pm the city centre venue will come alive with entertainment, including fun warm ups from official Sport Relief partner, Better Leisure Centres, and Fitness Freddy; performances from the Queen’s Elite Dance Team, a climbing wall, and, of course, plenty of music and craic!
The Custom House Square Event Village also will also the starting point for the Belfast Mile which loops around the city centre. Walk, run or jog yourself proud with a single mile lap or go for three or even six … it’s up to you and your energy levels!
Sport Relief needs you! If Carl Frampton can find time to get behind Sport Relief Belfast, so can you! If you are in great physical shape and love your fitness regime, so much the better, but you don’t have to be an athlete to tackle the Sport Relief challenges. Walk, Run, Cycle, Swim … or even Dander Yourself Proud and we’ll be grateful for your help and support! Sign up now on line or just rock up on the big day – everyone is welcome as we all get together to do something positive, raising money for some great causes.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is also right behind this years games.
Queen’s Sport PEC will be the venue for the Swimathon, with the option to Swim alone or as part of a team over 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k. It’s also the starting point for the Family Cycle which finishes at the Event Village.
To highlight the good work that funds raised from people participating in the Sport Relief Games can do locally, legendary footballer Pat Jennings called into Lighthouse, the suicide prevention charity based in North Belfast, to see what £120,000 of Sport Relief funding has helped them achieve.
Pictured with Pat, from Lighthouse are (l-r) Jo Murphy, Manager; volunteer mentors Emer Reid, Cara
O’Kane and Jordan Baker; and Gary Symington, youth worker.
Half of all the money raised by the public for Sport Relief is used to make a difference throughout the UK. The other half is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.
To sign up for a Belfast Games event and walk, run, swim or cycle yourself proud, visit www.sportrelief.com/belfast where you’ll find tips and inspiration for fundraising. Registration for either the Belfast Mile or Family Cycle costs: Adults £11, Child £5 and Family £27 (2 adults & 2 children). Registration for the Swim costs £12 for Adults, Concessions* £9.