Hemel Olympic gold medallist gets his kit on for Sport Relief

Double Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock MBE, is encouraging people to get their kit on and make a difference with Sport Relief.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 6:00 am

The artistic gymnast, from Hemel Hempstead, has joined forces with sports stars Ellie Simmonds, Harry Kane and Jessica Ennis-Hill to launch this year’s official Sport Relief range.

This year’s fundraising merchandise includes colourful T-shirts and pin badges, as well as a limited-edition tote bag, designed by Dina Asher-Smith, these will all be on sale in Sainsbury's and selected Argos stores from Saturday, February 15.

Max Whitlock will also be visiting one lucky school as part of a new competition, schools must submit their their Sport Relief plans to sportrelief.com/max by Friday, February 28, to be in with a chance of winning a visit from the gymnast.

British artistic gymnast, Max Whitlock, poses in in the studio whilst wearing a sport relief t-shirt for the sport relief 2020 campaign. Photo by Philip Haynes/Comic Relief

Sport Relief channels the power of sport to raise money and change lives, with donations spent on tackling major issues including mental health, domestic abuse, homelessness and child poverty, in the UK and around the world.

Since last Sport Relief, some of the money raised has helped support 22 organisations in the East of England.

Gary Lineker and Paddy McGuinness return as hosts for the Sport Relief night of TV, which will air on BBC One on Friday, March 13, viewers can expect a line-up of one-off specials, sketches and live music.

For more information about this year's Sport Relief visit: www.sportrelief.com.