Asian Network DJ ‘rising to the challenge’


On Your Marks! Tommy Sandhu gets ready for Sport Relief Mile

BBC Asian Network DJ Tommy Sandhu is getting into shape for next month’s Sport Relief Mile – thanks to specially trained Bollywood dancers!

The stations new Drive Time presenter is leading Birmingham’s activity for next month’s charity marathon and it all starts with a special BBC Asian Network wave in Birmingham tomorrow.

To start the training for the main event, larger than life Tommy will be out in Victoria Square, at 12pm tomorrow 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 by entering on Sport Relief’s official website.

“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,” Tommy said. “Fingers crossed I make it; I haven’t ran a mile in years! Trust me; if I can do it, anyone can…!”

The Birmingham Sport Relief Mile will take place on 21 March at Cannon Hill Park.

A host of celebrities have already signed up for the event and are urging the public to get their running shoes on for a good cause.

“This is a great opportunity for the Asian audience to get involved in Sport Relief with the BBC Asian Network,” Mark Strippel, Head of Music & Live Events, BBC Asian Network said. “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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