London's Southbank shines for Sport Relief

London's Southbank shines for Sport Relief
Ali Minto
by Ali Minto on 22 Mar 2012


As thousands of people all over London get ready to go the extra mile for Sport Relief this weekend (Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th March), two students transformed London’s iconic Southbank with a spectacular Sport Relief makeover. Last night (Wednesday 21st March), the National Theatre and County Hall were bathed in red light as part of the countdown to the Sport Relief weekend.

The amazing sight was designed by lighting students Jonathan D. Martin and Abbey Ovens of Rose Bruford College. Jonathan said, “I am a huge supporter of Sport Relief and it has been great fun organising this stunt as part of our final year lighting project. I hope it inspires Londoners to enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March.”

This year, over one million people are expected to pull up their Sport Relief Socks and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise vital funds for vulnerable people across the UK and the world’s poorest countries. The London Mile will be taking place down London’s most famous road, the Mall, and there is still time to enter and bag a space at the start line. Enter right now at

Tune into Sport Relief’s top night of star studded TV on Friday 23rd March at 7pm on BBC One & BBC One HD. The night will be presented by a host of TV favourites including Gary Lineker, Claudia Winkleman, Davina McCall, Dermot O'Leary, James Corden, Fearne Cotton, John Bishop, Miranda Hart, David Walliams and Patrick Kielty - bringing you the best in music, entertainment and sketches for this fundraising extravaganza.

All the money raised by the public for Sport Relief will help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people right here in London, across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. Enter the Mile now and get sponsored to help raise money and change lives for the better.


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