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Sport Relief’s John Bishop leaves Gravesend for London

Published: March 2, 2012 | 10:46 am
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Cheering crowds waved comedian John Bishop on his way to London this morning (Friday) as he left Gravesend on the final leg of his “Week of Hell” in aid of Sport Relief.

He spoke to Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles moments before setting off as crowds gathered at Community Square, outside the Civic Centre, Gravesend, at about 9am.

Banners reading ‘Go John, Go John, Go John’ were held by supporters as residents, council staff and people on their way to work in the town centre showed their support.

The recently opened Community Square has become a focal point for the borough’s celebrations recently, with a massive street party held to celebrate the Royal Wedding one of the recent key events.

Yesteday (Thursday) he stopped at at the Sir John Falstaff pub, Higham, in the early afternoon before heading to Gravesend with celebrity pal and comedian Frank Skinner as he nears completion of the gruelling 290 mile triathlon.

The first leg, which started in Paris on Monday, involved a 185-cycle from Paris to the coast. He then had to row 26 miles from Calais to Dover on Tuesday, while the third leg, which started Wednesday, involves running three back-to-back marathons.

He is expected to arrive in Trafalgar Square later today.

John hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for vaccinations that could help save the lives of 250,000 children in Africa.

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