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Chirpy goes the distance for Sport Relief

Posted on 23 March 2010  - 12:00

Our popular mascot Chirpy did his bit for Sport Relief at the weekend by taking part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in central London.

Our popular mascot Chirpy did his bit for Sport Relief at the weekend by taking part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in central London.

The mischievous cockerel was joined by a number of other club mascots on the route along Embankment, alongside thousands of fundraisers and a number of famous faces, including David Cameron, Christine Ohuruogu, Colin Jackson and Eddie Izzard.

More than 165,000 people - some on spacehoppers and pogo-sticks and others on hands and knees - completed the Sport Relief mile run, organisers have said.

Participants took to the streets in droves in 16 cities, also including Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, and Leeds.

Thousands more took part in 350 smaller-scale local events, most covering a mile and some opting for longer distances of either three or six miles.

The events followed a TV telethon last Friday night which raised more than £29 million for charity.

The Club also raised funds for Sport Relief by holding a collection at White Hart Lane during our home game with Blackburn Rovers on March 13.