Get active and do a mile for great cause

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THIS weekend offers fund-raisers in north Northumberland the chance to get active for Sport Relief.

Sport Relief is a campaign that raises cash and help to change lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.

It involves hundreds of thousands of amazing people getting sponsored to do one, three or six miles at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events across the country.

And Druridge Bay Country Park is hosting a run on Sunday (March 25) in its three miles of heritage coastline, woodland and tracks.

The day begins at 9.30am and runs until 2pm with the mile event setting off at 10.30am while the three and six-mile events set off an hour later at 11.30am.

The Sport Relief Druridge Country Park Mile will also provide a range of family fun activities on the day including music at the start and finish area and an inspirational warm-up routine for all the participants.

Entry costs £6 per adult, £3 for a child and £15 for a family ticket.

Other Sport Relief miles in Northumberland are being held at Berwick Rugby Club, Newbiggin, Seaton Delaval and Corbridge.

Also getting behind the Sport Relief weekend is Alnwick Table Tennis Club, which is holding a fund-raising event on Friday, March 23 between 7.15pm and 8.30 pm at Lindisfarne Sports Centre.

Anyone can come along and pit their skills against the very best and highest-ranked players in the Alnwick area, or have a game against Robbie the robot, for a £1 donation.

Alnwick Table Tennis Club is a registered Premier Club with The English Table Tennis Association.

They meet every Friday in school term time between 7pm and 9pm, catering for all ages and all levels of play, from beginner to advanced.

A fully qualified level 3 coach is available, if required, but many players simply attend to increase and maintain their fitness, and to enjoy the social aspects of club membership.

As a premier club they are fully equipped with international-level tables and surrounds, scoring machines, bats and balls.

They have two training robots and access to all the facilities of the English Table Tennis Association.