London Met to get fit to raise money for Sport Relief

London Met is holding a series of sporting activities to raise money for Sport Relief on 14-18 March

Date: 14 March 2016

The Students’ Union and London Met’s Sport and Recreation team are hosting activities across the University this week to raise money for Sport Relief and there are plenty of ways for staff and students to get involved.

All activities are free however there will be a small donation collection to help reach the fundraising target of £200.

The Students' Union and the Sport and Recreation team have arranged zumba classes and table tennis tournaments on Monday and Tuesday as well as a variety of competitions; a football ‘keepy uppy’ challenge on Thursday and a pedometer challenge on Wednesday to see how many steps you can take in a minute. There will also be a golf competition to see who can putt the longest distance.

Prizes have been donated by TfL and include the chance to win a FitBit, a half-day commuter cycle skills taster session, free cycle safety checks and other Sport Relief themed freebies.

All activities start at 12.30 at the Holloway campus in the courtyard.

All staff and students are encouraged to wear their favourite sporting shirt on Friday to support their team – all sports are welcome!

London Met’s refurbished gym and the Science Centre will be offering free sporting opportunities as a way to increase fitness. One of the many activities they are offering are London Met working together to take part in the ‘Walk, Run, Row and Cycle’ challenge which aims to collectively gain the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats (1407km).

All staff and students, whether they have a gym membership or not, are encouraged to take part – even if you walk 1km, every little helps! This will be open any time, any day. For more information on this please email

There will be a five-a-side football game on 15 March at 1pm and a badminton rally on 17 March at 6pm.

All staff and students are invited to take part and raise money for a worthy cause.