City to host huge char­ity favourite

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

SAL­FORD will host Sport Re­lief 2018.

The char­ity fundraiser will be broad­cast live from the BBC One Dock 10 Stu­dios at Med­i­caCi­tyUK on March 23.

Held ev­ery other year, al­ter­nat­ing with Red Nose Day, the last Sport Re­lief in 2016 raised £72.5m. It will be pre­sented by Gary Lineker. Alice Webb, di­rec­tor of BBC North, said: “It is al­ways hum­bling to see the pub­lic dig deep into their willpower and their wal­lets, achiev­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary feats to help those less for­tu­nate for Sport Re­lief. “The north west is se­ri­ously pas­sion­ate about sport and has a real sense of com­mu­nity mak­ing it the ideal new home for Sport Re­lief TV.”

Gary Lineker said: “It is an im­mense priv­i­lege to present Sport Re­lief and I have loved work­ing with the char­ity over the years. Be­ing fa­mil­iar with Sal­ford al­ready thanks to Match of the Day I just know the pro­gramme will be given the warm wel­come it de­serves in the north.”

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