Sport Relief 2012
It's distressing to see the poverty that exists in some other countries, and Sports Relief aims to try and make a difference. Read on to find out more.
- Sport Relief 2012
- Something had to be done about it.
- Then there is the Sport Relief Mile
- Gareth was interviewed on Radio 1
Sport Relief 2012
It was very difficult to watch the BBC programme Sport Relief on Friday night without shedding tears of horror, at the scenes I was witnessing. First there were scenes inside a hospital showing young babies desperately ill with pneumonia, their mothers keeping an anxious vigil at the their bedside, and later, the heartbreak of seeeing their little ones lose their fight for life.
It was even more horrifying to find out that this needn't happen, if these babies were given vaccinations, they would be protected, but these countries are so poor, there is no money to pay for it.
Even young children of ten years or so, who should be at school are out scavenging rubbish areas, trying to find something to sell to help support their family. One young boy risked his life to do this, his mother has 6 children to feed, and there is no father to help. She spoke about how bad she feels that he is missing his education, and how worrying it is that he could be injured or killed, and yet his contribution is all she has to rely on.
It is unbelievable in the 21st century that there are countries who are so poor, that even fresh water is a luxury they often don't get. How cruel it is the people have to struggle to live, and many children do not live to grow up, through not fault of their own.
Something had to be done about it.
There has been a massive campaign in England this year to raise money and help these people with basic things they need to survive, that we all take for granted. It is entitled Sports Relief, and thanks to many generous celebrities, who lead the way by doing their bit, the public are encouraged to donate money to help others so much less fortunate than themselves.
On the programme last night, our hosts John Bishop, the comedian, and James Corden, star of Gavin and Stacy, whilst craccking jokes to entertain their audience, it was plain to see they were also visibly moved by some of the scenes that were filmed of the desperate plight that the people of these poor countries have to endure.
The list of celebrities who are involved is endless, Frank Skinner recently declared that he couldn't swim, but was going to cover the length of a pool to raise money. Freddie Flintoff has spent the whole week doing various record breaking feats to inspire the public to support him, and also appeared on Loose Women earlier in the week to promote it.
David Walliams valiantly swam the channel, and even Prince William is involved if recent pictures of him running are anything to go by. Many other people fasr too may to acknowledge here are involve, all in their own unique way.
Then there is the Sport Relief Mile
Gareth Gates is another celebrity who has pledged to run a mile for Sports Relief on Sunday 25th March. His family are also joining him to lend their support. Earlier this week he was seen on a treadmill, doing his part in getting fit for the event. He has announced that he isn't particularly a runner, which makes this mile more of an achievement. Doing something you are not best at, and putting your heart and soul into it for such a good cause, is meeting the challenge head on. it's not about being the fastest, it's about completing the task.
Gareth was interviewed on Radio 1
Earlier this week, Gareth gave an interview to Radio 1 about his involvement with Sports Relief. There are many other celebrities also doing the mile in various venues all over the country.
I think it's great that all these people we know so well give their time and their efforts to help others. It is done to inspire the rest of us to help, and although we may be groaning how much petrol has gone up, and how much more expensive our food bill is each week, no-one in England is as badly off as those poor people.
No matter how small the amount we give, it will help, I am proud to be British, we are a kind hearted nation at heart, and hopefully we can make a difference to all those poor people who need our support so badly.
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