Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been named London’s host for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games next March.
The event, which raises money for those living in disadvantaged areas across the UK and around the world, will take place on Sunday March 20 at the park, which straddles the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney Newham and Waltham Forest.
Jennie Farrell of Comic Relief, the charity that funds the Games, said: “Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with its incredible sporting legacy, is the perfect venue for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.
“We hope that being in the venue that produced London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic heroes will inspire people across London to get active and do themselves proud for Sport Relief.”
This will be the second time that the Games have been held in London. The fundraiser will take place in 1,000 other British cities including Sheffield, Norwich, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Belfast.
Last year, 140,000 people participated across the UK, raising £71,820,731. The money was divided between poor communities in the UK and around the world.
To get sponsored for an event, sign up on the Sports Relief page here.