Thousands raised for Sport Relief challenge

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TOWNSPEOPLE of all shapes and sizes took part in events over the weekend in a bid to raise funds to Sport Relief.

First up, little ones at St Andrew’s CofE School in Chinnor helped raise £1,683 by taking part in sponsored sports events over a period of two weeks.

Each class completed ‘six super circuits’, including star jumps, step-ups and skipping, with each child being sponsored by family and friends.

Meanwhile, more than 250 runners took part in the Thame Lions Sport Relief mile on Sunday – raising around £2,000 for the cause.

On Saturday, Martin King and Jack Shrimpton from Racquets fitness centre in Thame cycled 200 miles on spin bikes, raising almost £620 for Sport Relief.

Both men, who are also Thame firefighters, began cycling at 10.30am, and carried on until 3.30pm – stopping only once for a toilet break.

“It was a spur of the moment decision to spin for five hours,” said Martin.

“But with the community behind us we couldn’t stop.

“Exercise is hugely important in my life it gives me energy and balance. If me and Jack spinning can inspire others to get up and exercise, then brilliant.”

Next month Martin and Jack will be doing the three peaks wheelchair challenge alongside Nigel Pattison to raise money for the Matt Hampson foundation.

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