Lions raise funds for Sport Relief

Lions raise funds for Sport Relief

The Lions took a time-out last Sunday – at the midway stage of BAFA’s Sapphire Series – to participate in Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Charity Mile, however it wasn’t much of a break as the team completed the run in full kit, raising a fantastic £170 along the way. Monies raised will go towards the Sport Relief cause which through sport and activity, raises invaluable funds for those who are vulnerable, transforming lives across the poorest communities, both at home and abroad.

“It’s important that we contribute where we can to things that matter” offered Tail-Back Ruth Matta, “£170 can help immunise children in some of the poorest parts of the world or contribute to projects that support people living with dementia; for a bit of fun for us that’s a great outcome so we’re thankful for everyone who donated.”

The event, which took place at Alexander Stadium, saw Elisha Huxtable, Aimee Cottingham, Sophie Etheridge, Jo Kilby, Natalie Parker, Emelie Taylor and Matta take part, alongside a show of support, and warm welcome, from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall.

Images courtesy of Afia Law, words by Ruth Matta, with thanks to both.

The Lions with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall Lions' Sport Relief Mile