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Wycombe District Councillors get on their marks for Wycombe Sport Relief Mile on Sun 20th Mar 2016

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Councillors from Wycombe District Council are getting ready to take part in the Sport Relief Mile event which takes place on The Rye in High Wycombe on Sunday 20th March 2016.

Wycombe District Council Chairman Cllr Ian McEnnis and Deputy Leader Cllr Dominic Barnes (pictured) were put through their paces by Sports Development Manager James Cavalier after signing up for the charity event which is being organised by sports development team, Active-In.

They will join Cllr Richard Newman, Cabinet Member for Youth, and scores of residents who will make their way around The Rye on Sunday 20th March 2016 to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016.

Cllr McEnnis said: ‘Sport Relief is a fantastic charity and I am delighted that a Sport Relief Mile will be held on The Rye – which is a wonderful location for any event.

I was active in sport during my RAF days but I’ve never taken part in a fun-run so I’m very much looking forward to it. If I can do it, anyone can – so sign up now and let’s raise a lot of money for good causes.

The Mile will set off from outside the Wycombe Rye Lido and wind its way through the leafy green space off London Road, High Wycombe. Entrants can walk, run, hop or crawl their way around the course in one, three or six mile events.

Cllr Barnes, who has previously taken part in the Wycombe Half-Marathon and will run six miles for Sport Relief, said: ‘Not only does the Sport Relief Mile give us the opportunity to raise money for a great charity, it’s also a fun way to get fit – so get your running shoes on and sign up now!

The colourful, cheerful and eager Milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Mr Cavalier said: ‘The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in High Wycombe is here and it’s your time to walk or run yourself proud.

From little ones with their mums and dads to runners up against the clock there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day.

I am delighted the councillors have signed up to the mile and I’m looking forward to seeing them in action on the day.

Sport Relief is back from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016 and there are more ways than ever for you to take part, change lives and feel proud.

Whether you get sponsored to enter an event at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or fundraise with friends and family at home, work or school, you’ll help people living incredibly tough lives.

Half of all the money raised by the public is spent right here at home in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities.

To sign up for the Wycombe Sport Relief Mile, more information about the charity and other ways you can raise money visit www.sportrelief.com.

For more information about the work of Active-In visit www.active-in.co.uk.

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