Find out how to keep active and help people in need for sport relief
Since 2002, the British public has raised over £1bn for Sport Relief, an organisation that sets out to raise funds for vulnerable people living in the UK, across the globe and third-world countries. The campaign takes place every second year, which is replaced by its sister charity ‘Comic Relief.’
People always think of crazy and inventive ways in to raise funds for the organisation but one way that Sport Relief is getting people across the country up and active to raise money for the cause is the ‘Step Up’ scheme. You can enter your league into the official Sport relief app and keep track of your progress with real-time league tables which is encouraging students and staff to get involved and raise some money.
People are encouraged to walk instead of getting public transport or driving, take the stairs instead of the lift and things that the built-in pedometer can track via the app. The idea is to get sponsored and that way you can raise money to donate to the charity. The organisers have set a target of one billion steps and at the time of writing, had completed over 500 million steps.
The app also has special content created by celebrities, interactive videos and all the links to the websites, social media and other information you need for the big night.