Sport Relief Weekend has culminated with the announcement of a massive total of £ 31,633,091 raised so far. The total was announced on The Mile Show on BBC One, which brought viewers the day’s Mile events from around the country. This figure is the total amount donated over the Sport Relief campaign so far and will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives – both here in the UK and across some of the world’s poorest countries.
Over 165,000 people across the length and breadth of the country took to the streets yesterday (Sunday 21st March) to take part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile, along with a host of famous faces including Eddie Izzard, David Cameron, Rufus Hound, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Beverley Knight, Colin Jackson, Norman Cook, Frank Skinner, Jodie Kidd and James Cracknell. Milers in cities from Brighton to Belfast completed 1, 3, or 6 miles at 16 Flagship Mile cities around the UK and hundreds of other Mile events that took place.
After a gruelling non-stop four day stint through night and day on their bikes, the cyclists on the BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride - Fearne Cotton, Miranda Hart, Russell Howard, Patrick Kielty, Davina McCall, David Walliams and Jimmy Carr - have successfully overcome truly treacherous conditions to complete the iconic journey from John O'Groats to Land’s End and reach the million pound total!
The six celebrity cyclists aiming to bike the length of the country for Sport Relief have set off - and they face climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest on the first day of the challenge.
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British Airways has signed up Comic Relief as its new global charity partner in a move that will strengthen the airline’s long tradition of support for disadvantaged people and communities around the world.
Comic Relief today announces the core technology partners for its fundraising campaign Sport Relief: Carrenza Hosting, Oracle, Cisco,3PAR, HP, PayPal, VMware, RBS WorldPay and Zeus Technology.
Sport Relief 2010 launched in style yesterday with the official Sport Relief T-shirts, exclusively designed by the whole Beckham family. The Sport Relief Weekend is taking place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March and it'll be three whole days of energy, entertainment and events to help the nation rise to the challenge!
Comic Relief has been moved and saddened by the devastation and horror caused by the earthquake in Haiti.