Comic Relief Sport Relief 2008
Who we are
Comic Relief was set up in 1985 by comedians who wanted to do something to help others. The idea was simple - use comedy and laughter to raise money and change lives - while making sure that everyone had great fun at the same time. This idea is still integral to what we do but we've come a long way since those early days.
What we do and who we help
Comic Relief's vision is a just world free from poverty and our mission, thanks to our comedy heritage and the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the BBC, is positive change through the power of entertainment.
What we did
In March 2007, to help Comic Relief achieve it's mission, Red Nose Day went BIG! As well as having a great time, it was a chance to make a huge difference to thousands of people's lives across the UK and Africa and the campaign raised over £67 million to help change lives!
Comic Relief’s other major fundraising campaign was Sport Relief and it happened on the Sport Relief Weekend from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th March.
It was all about getting active, raising cash and changing lives – and this year everyone was asked to challenge their friends, their family and even themselves to do something sporty to raise cash.
At the heart of the campaign was the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile where tens of thousands of people took to the streets to do 1, 3 or 6 Miles to raise over £26 million so far, whilst they had a brilliant day out.