Doncaster staff get sporty for good cause

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Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust staff are getting sporty in aid of a worthy cause.

The group is extending the traditional national Sport Relief weekend of activities to a week – and hoping to raise £1,000 in the process.

Five members of staff, including trust chief executive Michael Hart, are dedicating three days to a Coast to Coast cycle challenge. They will use pedal power to travel 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington between Wednesday, March 26, and Friday, March 28.

Ahead of the cycling feat, the trio will be joined by other colleagues, as well as trust members and customers, for activities in aid of Sport Relief the previous weekend, with events kicking off on Friday, March 21, with a relay race of multiple teams.

Mr Hart said: “Sport Relief is a great cause and we as a trust relish the opportunity to help raise funds and try to reach our target of £1,000, while encouraging more people to get involved with running, swimming and cycling.

“All of the events promise a great, active weekend where we can raise money for and awareness of Sport Relief and the causes it supports - before we then get on our bikes, literally, to take on the cycling challenge.”

Sport Relief is a national fundraising event which aims to help people get active and raise life-changing cash for charitable causes across the UK.

Anybody wishing to donate to Team DCLT can do so at any trust venue from Monday, March 17, or online at

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