[Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager]
Every year, BBC Sport brings the world of entertainment and sports together in search of raising money and awareness across the UK for vulnerable people inside and outside the country.
It was Sports Relief year this year around, to celebrate the event from the 18th to the 20th of March, a series of sports trials, events and competitions were set to help raise money for charity. This one-day event has the beautiful result of uniting the UK as everyone can participate.
The University of Hertfordshire hosted its very own Sports Relief event on Friday 18th March at Ellenbrook Fields. Students and citizens of Hertfordshire were all welcome to run, jog or walk one mile or three miles, depending on whichever they preferred.
Active Students organised the whole event with the help of Hertfordshire Sports partnership; Activators helped with setting up and motivated the runners as they passed by. Throughout the whole event, energy was not lacking and the participants turned the gloomy day into a happier and brighter afternoon.
The event was a success with 104 students from the University participating and £1038.24 raised for charity. The mayor of Hatfield stayed until the very end of the event to hand out medals to the participants and shake their hands as a sign of recognition.
At the end of the event, everyone was proud of their achievement and some said they “would do it all over again.”
A special thank you to Active Students, Hertfordshire Sports partnership!
Images: Active Students