Sport Relief pledges for more Asian supporters

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Sport Relief is calling on people from the Asian community to join the likes of Amir Khan, James Cordon and Fearne Cotton who are doing their bit and ‘Rising to the Challenge’ for Sport Relief.

The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March and brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. From the Friday of fundraising fun, and a night of top telly on BBC One, right through to the Sainsbury�۪s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, it promises to be a memorable weekend.

Over �80million has been raised and donated to projects supported by Sport Relief cash since 2002. Money raised by Sport Relief has helped thousands of Asian people at home and across the world�۪s poorest countries. Over �6million has been donated to Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi projects since 2008.

Closer to home, Sport Relief is supporting Asian community projects such as The Ashram Project in Birmingham, which enables older people to access the support they need to improve their physical wellbeing and helps them feel more included in their community, by running sessions on healthy eating, personal safety and keeping-fit.

World Champion Boxer, Amir Khan, is running this year�۪s Mile in Manchester. Amir says, “Sport Relief is back with a bang! Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 will see three jam packed days of fundraising, a night of cracking TV on BBC One and, of course, the Sainsbury�۪s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday. All together, it promises to be a brilliant weekend. And, the best bit is, all the cash raised will help to transform the lives of those in desperate need across the UK and the world�۪s poorest countries. So whether it�۪s the 1, 3 or 6 mile option, why not challenge your family, friends and workmates to get involved with Sport Relief 2010 and sign up today at www.sportrelief.com.”

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