A MORAY YOUTH football club is set to make a major push on behalf of a national fundraising challenge next year.
Forres Area Soccer 7’s have revealed that they will be taking part in Sport Relief Games from 18 to 20 March, which calls on clubs throughout the country to organise Walk, Run, Swim or Cycle events.
The Forres club will be the only one in a 150-mile radius to accept the challenge – and are now encouraging people from throughout Moray to sign.
Those that do so by the end of December will receive a 50% discount on their entry, with chairman Shaun Moat saying: “It’s great for us to be involved with this Sport Relief event – they issued a plea for help as there were no events in Moray, so the board thought it would be great to get in on the action.
“We really want to make the best out of the event so we are contacting other sport groups to see if they want to have a stand or have ideas to make it a big day out for people.
“The nearest events to us are in Aberdeen and Fortrose so we are hoping to attract people from a bit further afield.”
Half of all funding raised at Sport Relief Games goes towards funding projects in the world’s poorest communities, while the other half is used in the UK.
The Soccer 7’s event will take place in Grant Park and will be one of over 1000 taking place up and down the country.
Shaun stressed people do not need to be fitness fanatics to take part: “We are encouraging anyone at all to take part – there are different levels. For example, you can choose from one mile, three miles or six miles depending on your ability.
“However whilst the event is not until March, people should get registered now at www.sportrelief.com/events – so they can save money on their entry fee.”