Updated: Friday, 19th December 2014 @ 5:24pm

VIDEO: Queen launches Sport Relief Mile as BBC staff don costumes in Salford Diamond Jubilee tour

VIDEO: Queen launches Sport Relief Mile as BBC staff don costumes in Salford Diamond Jubilee tour

By Mancunian Matters staff

BBC staff ran a mile in fancy dress for Sport Relief this afternoon, as Her Majesty the Queen launched the event in Salford's MediaCityUK.

It was with a wave of a flag that The Queen officially opened the Sport Relief Mile, following her tour of the new BBC buildings.

Hundreds of people attended the event to raise money for Comic Relief, including members of the Mastermind team and Question of Sport staff.

Rebecca Gayle of Mastermind said: “The Queen was up on the plinth smiling away. I really like her; she does a great job for our country.”


DIAMOND: The Queen launches Sport Relief in MediaCityUK

 

The race got off to a flying start with a confetti cannon and balloons being released into the air.