Local MP runs Westminster Mile for Sports Relief

March 26, 2012 11:13 AM

The Westminster Sport Relief mile, held this year on 14th March, is a yearly event, that sees around 50 MPs and Peers from all parties scamper over to St James Park from Prime Minister's Question Time to run the distance in aid of charity. The event comes ahead of thousands of similar events to be held across the country on Sunday 25th March.

Comic Relief first launched Sport Relief in 2002, and since then it has turned into a huge nation-wide event, with millions of people taking part and raising over £150 million. At its heart sits the Sport Relief Mile, where young and old across the length and breadth of the UK take to the streets to challenge themselves, get active, raise cash and change lives.

Local MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake managed a very respectable time, of 5 minutes and 54 seconds, which left him comfortably in the top ten, and far ahead of the 8 minutes and 32 seconds that Prince Harry managed to achieve in Brazil.

Tom commented after the event: "It's a privilege to run the Mile for Sports Relief, and I try to do so every year. It's great to see so many MP's involved, and I would encourage anyone else interested in doing something for charity to get involved in the Comic Relief effort, or even donate to other charities, such as Bliss, which I have been fundraising for in the last 6 months."

To donate to Sport Relief, visit: https://www.sportrelief.com/donate

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