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Hundreds back Sport Relief across Huddersfield

They cycled, they ran, they jogged and they danced for big charity appeal

Huddersfield has gone crazy for Sport Relief.

Hundreds got up to a variety of fun and frantic activities to raise many thousands of pounds for the big charity appeal.

They ran, they jogged, they walked, they cycled and they danced in schools, firms, shops and offices.

Hundreds of students at Shelley College really got the Sport Relief bug.

They took part in a range of events including a Bake Off challenge, morning exercise sessions under the Wake Up Shake Up banner, and sponsored football and netball games.

Many took part in the traditional Sport Relief Miles, running or jogging around the school.

PE teacher Andy Morris said: “The school has really embraced the appeal and many of the students wore sports kit. We hope we can raise at least £2,000.”

Shoppers did a double-take at Raymans stationery store in New Street.

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For area manager Gareth Pierce and shop manager Grant Milner were on their bikes.

The pair fixed up static bikes in the windows and planned to ride 360 miles over Friday and Saturday.

“We’ve had people putting money into buckets outside the shop and we’re selling Sports Relief pens. It’s a good cause,” said Gareth.

There was also “Relief” for shoppers at the Sainsbury’s store in Market Street.

And they took the chance to add belly dancing to their weekly shop.

Staff donned elaborate costumes to shake their stuff in the aisles as customers were asked to donate.

There was also a charity bike ride on a static bike and a triathlon challenge for some of the staff.

In Fenay Bridge, the Car Park Bop was the order of the day.

Staff at firms including Red Diamond Executive Headhunters turned out in the car park to dance away for Sport Relief.

Barnaby’s Day Nursery in New Mill completed a Static Cycling Challenge.

All the children dressed in sporty clothes for the day and the relay cycling team of four pedalled through the day.

Clare Short, Nursery Manager said “We wanted to cycle 100 miles but once the four of us started to compete we just kept on going. We actually cycled 150 miles between us and raised a brilliant £400 on the day for Sport Relief.”



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