Brent statue shows support for Sport Relief

Brent statue shows support for Sport Relief
Ali Minto
by Ali Minto on 23 Feb 2012

Since Sport Relief launched it seems everyone, from children to celebrities, are gearing up for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in London – even some of the city’s statues are ready for the challenge!

The Spirit of Youth, created by Freda Skinner and positioned in Roundwood Park in Brent, proudly backed the Sport Relief campaign by donning the official Sport Relief T-shirt, socks and wrist band. She also sported her very own Sport Relief Mile medal, which will be awarded to everyone who completes a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March.

Councillor James Powney, Lead Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods, said: “The Spirit of Youth is a fantastic statue and we are delighted that she was chosen to dress in the official Sport Relief merchandise - a novel way of increasing the awareness of the Sport Relief campaign in Brent".

Jess Kirke, Sport Relief Events Manager, said, “Men, women and children all across London are really excited about entering the Mile so it’s great to see that the Spirit of Youth is fully behind the campaign too! We think she looks fantastic in her Sport Relief outfit although I don’t know how far she’ll get on the day!”

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. So enter right now at



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