To start the training for the main event, larger than life Tommy will be out in Victoria Square, Birmingham on Friday 19th February at 12pm, getting everyone warmed up for the BBC Asian Network wave at the Birmingham Mile. He will be put through his paces by the Hina and Co Bollywood Dance Group to ensure that he is well prepared for the big day and encouraging members of the public to join in and enter the Birmingham Mile at sportrelief.com. You can hear all about it by listening to the BBC Asian Network from 3pm on Friday, when Tommy will also be joined by a very special guest giving him some tips for his Mile.
On Sunday 21st March, Tommy will lead a host of other BBC Asian Network presenters and Asian celebrities as they embark on the Sport Relief Mile in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. You can hear all the build up to this event by listening to Tommy’s Show on the BBC Asian Network, weekday’s from 3pm - bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork. Members of the public can get involved to race against Tommy and the rest of the celebrities by – entering the Sport Relief Mile at sportrelief.com
Tommy comments: ‘Normally I go to the gym for my own benefit and if I don’t feel up to a session then I just bail out and have a pie but now I really want to see this through because it’s for a great cause! Fingers crossed I make it; I haven’t ran a mile in years! Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can…!’
Mark Strippel, Head of Music & Live Events, BBC Asian Network adds: ‘This is a great opportunity for the Asian audience to get involved in Sport Relief with the BBC Asian Network. Tommy Sandhu is busy recruiting our listeners, celebrities and other station DJ's for this special Bollywood-themed Mile at the Birmingham event. So be a part of it...rise to the challenge and run with Tommy!'
Money raised through Sport Relief is spent by Comic Relief to help support people living incredibly tough lives. Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief says: ‘Money raised by the public for Sport Relief helps support a variety of projects working with Asian communities both in the UK and throughout Asia. This year we are calling on people from all over the UK to help raise more money for Sport Relief by getting involved in this year’s Sport Relief Mile.’
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