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Last Updated: Friday March 14 2008 05:42 GMT

In pictures: Sport Relief boost for cheerleaders

Abbey used to play with her friends in this local park near where she lives just outside Bridgend in South Wales.

Abbey used to play with her friends in this local park near where she lives just outside Bridgend in South Wales.

Abbey chats to Sonali at the park she used to go to. She and her friends stopped hanging out there after bits of it were vandalised.

Abbey chats to Sonali at the park she used to go to. She stopped hanging out there with her friends after bits of it were vandalised.

So Abbey persuaded Sport Relief to give her 500...

So Abbey persuaded Sport Relief to give her 500...

... to set up a cheerleading club!

... to set up a cheerleading club!

Loads of girls have joined the squad and they get together to practise every week at a local club.

Loads of girls have joined the squad and they get together to practise every week at a local club.

Katie reckons cheerleading is really good fun: "It gives you something to do after school instead of going home to watch TV."

Katie reckons cheerleading is really good fun: "It gives you something to do after school instead of going home to watch TV."

Caitlin said: "It gives you energy and you make new friends every day." Grace added: "It stops you eating junk food."

Caitlin said: "It gives you energy and you make new friends every day." Grace added: "It stops you eating junk food."

Jessica says she loves cheerleading because "I get to do something different rather than going out to play all the time".

Jessica says she loves cheerleading because "I get to do something different rather than going out to play all the time".



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