Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park plays host to Sport Relief 2014
GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise, who manage the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre, played host to a variety of fun-filled sport and entertainment events this weekend, during a ‘star-studded’ Sport Relief 2014 (21st – 23rd March).
The BBC, in partnership with the London Legacy Development Corporation and GLL, kicked off an action packed weekend on Friday 21 March, with a special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding, and Tess Daly.
The show, filmed at the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and the LeeValleyVeloPark was full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports. The audience at the Copper Box Arena were also treated to a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch show featuring sporting legend David Beckham.
On Sunday 23rd March, thousands of fundraisers flocked to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park again, to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. Participants made every mile count by taking part in either the ‘Mile’ run in a course set up at through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ‘Swimathon’ at the London Aquatics Centre or the ‘Cycle’ at the Velodrome. A host of celebrities joined in the fun and games including Little Mix, who recorded the Sport Relief single ‘Word Up’.
The Sport Relief 2014 fundraising total currently stands at £53,370,743 but is expected to continue to rise as more money comes in from the generous British fundraising public.
Peter Bundey, Deputy Managing Director, GLL, said, “We are thrilled to be involved in such a worthy and hugely successful Sport Relief 2014. Once again the event was able to raise outstanding donation amounts as well as showing the fun, challenge and enjoyment that sport can bring to all ages.
“The weekend was also a fantastic opportunity for people to see the scale and scope of sporting venues on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park”.