MP for Eltham, Clive Efford, is encouraging everyone to get fundraising and to sign up to the first-ever Sport Relief Games this year after attending the official Sport Relief 2014 Parliamentary launch reception.
At the event, MPs and Peers were given the opportunity to get involved in the ‘Parliamentary Pedal’ challenge – Clive completed the challenge of cycling half a mile on an exercise bike. Clive said: “The Parliamentary Pedal was great fun and I hope I can encourage others to get out there and fundraise – whether that is through involvement in the Sport Relief Games, purchasing some of the great merchandise or donating.”
As well as getting on the bicycles for Sport Relief, Clive met James Cracknell, British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medallist. Clive said: “Taking part in the Parliamentary Pedal has been great. Sport Relief is an amazing event, and the cash you raise can change lives at home and abroad. I would encourage everyone in the constituency to get involved.”
Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many MPs take part in the Parliamentary Pedal. We hope the support that Clive has given to Sport Relief will inspire their constituents to do their bit at the Sport Relief Games to help raise money and change lives on the doorstop in the UK and around the world.
The Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014 and the public can join in the fun by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country. To find out where your nearest event is taking place, visit http://www.sportrelief.com/event-info/enter-now.