As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. All the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.
Sport Relief was introduced as a second major Comic Relief initiative in 2002 – taking place on alternate years with Red Nose Day. It has grown fast, and in 2010 over £44 million was raised – breaking all records. In 2012 over one million people are expected to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile as they raise cash to change lives at home and throughout the world’s poorest countries. And with a whole weekend of entertainment planned across the BBC, it’s all set to be huge. So be part of the action and go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2012.
When is Sport Relief?
The Sport Relief Weekend is from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March 2012.
What can I do for Sport Relief?
There’s no better way to take part in the UK’s biggest year of sport than by doing the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile. You can enter the Mile here.
A million people are expected to participate across the length and breadth of the country and the cash they raise in sponsorship will help to change lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
Even if you can’t make the Mile, it’s still easy to make a difference. Whether you do it with work, do it yourself or do it with friends and family, there are loads of ways to fundraise and get involved. For some great fundraising ideas, check out our fundraising ideas pages or download our great list of 50 nifty ways to fundraise.