One Show relay set to hit town

By Rob George 02/03 Updated: 02/03 12:41

DROITWICH is set to host its second relay event this year when the town welcomes the BBC’s One Show 1,000 mile relay in aid of Sport Relief.

While the Olympic torch is set to pass through in May, the ‘One Show 1000’ charity relay will arrive in the town around 7am on March 23.

The popular evening magazine show hopes 1,000 members of the public will take part in the relay which starts on the Isle of Mull on March 16 and finishes in the Mall in London on March 25.

The event will see people from all over the UK join forces to run a mile each in the 1,000 mile event which will take place 24 hours a day for 10 days.

The One Show will be showing highlights from the event throughout the week and the finish will happen live during the Sport Relief Mile Show, presented by One Show hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker on March 25.

Matt Baker said: “The One Show viewers have shown themselves to be incredibly generous donors to Sport Relief in the past, and this epic relay gives them the chance to be the heroes of their own challenge.

“The best thing is that all the money raised by the public for the relay will make a real difference to people living incredibly tough lives in Worcestershire and all over the UK, as well as in the world’s poorest countries,” he added.

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