The Sport Relief Weekend was packed with entertainment, events and energy. The ultimate way to get involved was the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, and for the first time ever, people could set themselves the challenge of doing 1, 3 or 6 Miles.
A host of famous faces rose to the challenge too, as Olympian James Cracknell rowed the English Channel and cycled more than 1,000 miles through France and Spain – before linking up with David Walliams to swim 12 miles across the Strait of Gibraltar. Alan Shearer and Adrian Chiles cycled from Newcastle to London in just 36 hours, just in time to arrive at the studio for the live Friday Night show.
Sport Relief 2008 raised an astounding £28 million.