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On Thursday 12th March, East Norfolk held a 24-hour sport-a-thon to raise money for Sport Relief.

We began at 9am with sports students organising a Futsal tournament to kick the event off. Staff and students then continued throughout the day and night until 9am on Friday 13th March.

Altogether there were 16 different sports/activities that students got involved in throughout the day and night including; Dodgeball, Netball, Boccia, Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball. The 24-hour event ended with a Yoga session from 8am-9am on the Friday morning giving staff and students the chance to stretch and relax their muscles.

The event had a great buzz about it with over 80 students taking part during the day. We had around 60 participants who took part in the whole 24-hour event which is a great achievement and the event was covered by BBC Look East and BBC Radio Norfolk. One student, Millie Drake said: “The event was amazing, we all had a lot of fun and at times it was hard but knowing that we were helping to make a difference spurred us all on.”

Overall, we have currently raised £1280 through sponsorship money, online and offline donations; Sam Clarke, Sport Development Officer and Physical Activity Instructor said: “It was great to see so many people getting involved in sport and enjoying the challenge. Between staff and students, we have raised a lot of money for Sport Relief and we hope this will help support people living incredibly tough lives here in the UK and around the world. Well done to everyone who got involved and thank you to everyone who sponsored us, your support has been amazing.”