Welcome Relief

ANDRES Gurrieri and Matt Parsons recently visited top fund-raising pupils at Plymouth’s Pomphlett Primary School.

For the last Sport Relief campaign, in 2012, schools and nurseries from the South West raised more than £140,000. The Pomphlett Schoolchildren contributed more than £1,800 of that total, making them one of the highest fundraising schools in the South West. 

As well as meeting the children to say ‘well done’, Matt and Andres presented the school with a shirt signed by the first-team squad which will go to the pupil who manages to raise the largest amount for Sport Relief 2014 which culminates with Sport Relief weekend from March 21-23.

Senior teacher Sarah Jarvis, who coordinates the school’s fundraising, said: “The kids all love getting involved with Sport Relief. They came up with some really interesting ways to raise money last time round, so it should be fun to see what they have in mind this year; I know they are all keen on getting their hands on the shirt!”

Andres said: ‘’Full credit to the kids here at Pomphlett – they really go for it for Sport Relief! It was great to come here with Matt to kick off their fun and games.”

Aleks Leimanis, Schools and Youth Manager at Comic Relief, said: “Schools and nurseries are some of the best fundraisers for Sport Relief and we are hugely grateful for their continued dedication and hard work. 

“Schools and nurseries up and down the country have already signed up to take part in Sport Relief 2014, So come on Plymouth, join in the fun and games and be a part of something truly fantastic!” 

Everyone in Plymouth is being asked to enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games on Sunday, March 23. The money raised by running, swimming or cycling will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in the South West, across the rest of the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. 

A £50,000 Sport Relief Community Cash fund is available to communities across the South West. Sport Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in the South West that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

 If this sounds like you, make sure you apply for a Sport Relief Community Cash grant now by going to http://devoncf.com/apply-for-a-grant/sport-relief-community-cash/.