Goodies Games and Chat on Sockit.Com from Sport Relief

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Put your best foot forward with Sport Relief's new "Sockit" games.

Visit Sockit to put your best red sock forward for Sport Relief 2006. It’s jammed with ideas, goodies and games to make your Sport Relief a foot stomping success.

Sport Relief is all about doing Miles in whatever way you want, whilst raising money to help make the world Miles better. Get some inspiration with sockit’s animated fundraising ideas - from smelly sock challenges to kung fu Miles you're sure to have Miles of fun.

You can travel 5457 miles and visit the streets of Guatemala in South America where you can meet Famuel, Cristinia, Alex and Maya Keltia. Take part in an amazing interactive adventure to find out about their lives, dreams for the future and how they are making their worlds better.

Get creative with sock puppet theatre. Download the special sock making kit on the sockit site to turn your socks into superstars. Make your friends and family laugh by giving a sock puppet show, whilst raising money for Sport Relief at the same time – from Sock Idol to Lord of the Socks the possibilities are endless. Send your pictures or videos of your sock puppet shows, before Sport Relief Saturday, July 15th.

Be kept on your toes with some socktastic games, including Free Ballin’, In a Spin and Fast4ward. Or shout out loud for Sport Relief in one of the polls or chat on the message board.

There’s sockloads to keep you entertained at sockit. You can also ask an adult to register you for one of the 15 Mile events, which are happening across the UK on Sport Relief Saturday on 15th July 2006. Whatever you do make sure you tune into CBBC and BBC ONE or Sport Relief on the BBC next week for special Sport Relief programmes including Reggie Yates visiting Guatemala, Blue Peter travelling to Honduras plus much, much more.

Notes for Editors

Interviews and photographs are available on request.

Nearly every school in the country has been sent information on how to put on a Sport Relief Mile.

Alternatively, Go the Extra Mile on Sport Relief Saturday, July 15th 2006. Visit Sport Relief to find out more. To make a donation, call 08457 910 910 (local call charges apply). Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568, in association with BBC Sport.

Since its launch in 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £30 million. Half of the money raised will be spent in the UK to help give those living in disadvantaged and divided communities a better life; the other half will help children and young people in the world’s poorest countries, faced with the daily reality of extreme poverty, abuse and exploitation.

The Government’s National School Sport strategy is transforming PE and school sport at every level. It aims to give all children the chance to take part in at least two hours a week of high quality PE and school sport in and out of school.

The Youth Sport Trust is supporting Sport Relief in Schools and has helped to secure the involvement of a large number of their network of their Schools Sport Partnerships and colleges.

Sainsbury’s are the title sponsor of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

For more information:

Nicola Harrison

020 7820 5555 (ext 4038)

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