Friday, 21 March 2014

Students support BBC's Sport Relief event

A team of UCLan Sports Therapy students have been supporting the BBC's Sport Relief fund-raising efforts.

Division Lead Karen May and Greg Littler from the UCLan Physiotherapy Clinic took the group to MediaCity, Manchester following a request from the BBC.

Karen was delighted to accept the invitation: "Shirley Benson, one of the producers behind Sports Relief, contacted me asking if we would be interested in supporting their event 'BBC Radio around the World'.

"Essentially they were encouraging staff to run either outside around Salford Quays or inside on a treadmill to raise money for Sport Relief. It's really important our students get as much varied work experience as possible and they love the hands on treatment opportunities like this bring them.

"A number of our final year students jumped at the chance and names were randomly selected. The four students chosen did a mixture of sports massage, taping and gave advice to the runners throughout the day.

"They were a credit to themselves, their course and the University as a whole, offering a very professional service."

The group ended the day by running their own mile on the treadmill, before taking a tour around the iconic MediaCity building, where they took the chance to sit in the hot seats of Breakfast News and Match of the Day.

For more about this weekend's BBC Sport Relief activities please click here.

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