Sport Relief

How Sport Relief Cash Is Changing Lives In Rwanda

Caroline Flack | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Flack

Rwanda, the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' has luscious green peaks that stretch out as far as your eyes can see. But this beautiful scenery masks a terrible period in the country's history. In 1994, a brutal genocide tore Rwanda apart. Thousands of families were murdered, livelihoods were destroyed and many orphans were left to take care of their brothers and sisters. I recently travelled there to see how some of the money raised by Sport Relief and matched by the UK government is already hard at work, changing the lives of people who lost almost everything 20 years ago.

If You Can't Do It for Yourself, Do It for Sport Relief!

Sarah Blackwood | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Blackwood

whatever their ability everyone raised the bar and challenged themselves. Endured a little something, pushed a little further than they usually would, all for a great cause. Some may also have exorcised the exercise demons (sorry) and may feel inspired to take a new path, taking control of their health and well being.

Cameron Dons His Trainers And Gets Sweaty For Charity

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron slipped into his gym gear and pounded the pavements of Oxford on Sunday in aid of the Sport Relief charity mile. The PM was accompani...

David Beckham Flogs His Wears (Underwears, That Is) With Del Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham made his 'Only Fools And Horses' debut last night in a sketch for Sport Relief, and we have to say we're rather impressed with his comed...

Watch Kylie Minogue Sing 'Especially For You' With David Walliams

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kylie Minogue gave a special performance of her hit single 'Especially For You' during last night's Sport Relief, and viewers were surprised when comi...

Sport Relief

Mark Foster | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Every year I have to find something new to take part in, that challenges and pushes me outside of my comfort zone and has the effect of terrifying me witless. This year was no different. Thanks to persuasive talents of one Shirley Pinder from BT, I agreed to abseil down the GPO Tower along with Martin Bayfield, Helen Skelton and a few others and a platoon of Royal Marines headed up by the Big Boss, Ed Davis. I know... I'm not sure how that happened either. (Note to self; block all future calls from Abseiling Shirley, as she is affectionately known in our house)...

Is Nothing Sacred? Brand To Appear On Match Of The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Is nothing sacred any more? In its 50th year, Match of the Day will feature Russell Brand as a pundit. Jack Wilshere, Michael Dawson And Scott Park...

Which One Of You Embodies The Bulldog Spirit The Most?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson and Fulham midfielder Scott Parker will battle it out on a special footballer’s edition of...

Jo Whiley Falls Off Treadmill During Sport Relief Challenge (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Radio 2 host Jo Whiley stumbled at the finish of a "life-affirming" 26-hour treadmill challenge, which ended with a £260,000 boost from supporters Co...

Cheryl: 'I Was Given 24 Hours To Live'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Cheryl Cole has opened up about her battle with malaria four years ago in a video to raise awareness about the disease for Sport Relief. The singer...

The Cost Of Davina's Tireless Effort Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Davina McCall's efforts for Sport Relief definitely put paid to many preconceptions we may have about celebrities 'exerting themselves' in aid of char...

Davina Admits Marriage Was 'In Trouble' Ahead Of Sport Relief Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Davina McCall has revealed her 14-year marriage to husband Matthew Robertson had hit a rocky patch prior to her taking part in her gruelling Sport Rel...

WATCH: Beckham Makes 'Only Fools And Horses' Cameo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham has stepped up for Comic Relief. A clip of Becks’s upcoming cameo appearance in an ‘Only Fools And Horses’ Sport Relief special ha...

Nick Kicks Off Sport Relief Cycling Challenge

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw has been joined by a host of famous faces including McBusted, Danny Dyer and Davina McCall as he rushes to complete a ...

'Stop Payday Loans' Says Ex-Dragon Theo Paphitis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has hit out at "morally bankrupt" payday lenders and called for them to be outlawed. Writing on Twitter, the...

Hate The Archers? Then You Won't Want To Hear Wiggins On It

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is gearing up for a cameo role in Radio 4 soap The Archers. Sir Bradley will h...

Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief Aims to Show the Complexity of Food Poverty in the UK

Gilly Green | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Gilly Green

Behind the fun, the fundraising and the baths of baked beans involved in raising money for Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, there's a serious message. And it is this. Poverty and injustice blights millions of lives across the world, including here at home in the UK...

David Beckham 'Couldn't Sleep' Before Filming 'Only Fools' Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham has spoken about his upcoming 'Only Fools and Horses' sketch to help raise money for 'Sport Relief', describing it as a "nerve-racking" ...

How Did Becks Find His 'Only Fools' Experience?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Sport

David Beckham has described how he struggled to sleep the night before making his Only Fools And Horses debut because he was so nervous. Who Said I...

Davina McCall: 'I Felt Traumatised'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Davina McCall has spoken about her recent Sport Relief challenge, admitting it left her 'traumatised'. Earlier this year the British presenter took...

The Inspirational Women Behind the Slums of Kibera

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

To celebrate International Women's Day I went to Africa with Sport Relief earlier this week to visit two projects working hard to empower young women living in the continent's biggest slum. Here are the eight things that inspired me the most during my time in Nairobi, Kenya...

Mark International Women's Day by Getting Girls in School

Sarah Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Sarah Brown

Increasingly the attention on girls and women at the heart of social and economic development means that how girls are educated and what skills women bring to the workplace come to the fore. I have just returned from a remote and rural part of northern Ghana where I travelled with Sport Relief to see how the education projects they support - Voluntary Service Overseas and Afrikids, are making a difference for marginalised and vulnerable children.

From Benefits Street to Famous, Rich and Hungry - Poverty Porn? Nah, It's Just Reality TV

Dave Clements | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dave Clements

Next month, as part of the Sport Relief season of programmes (I know, yawn), we lucky viewers will be treated to seeing the likes of the Dragon's Den's Theo Paphitis and some spoilt rich 'star' off Made in Chelsea quite literally slumming it with people living in 'food poverty' (whatever that is supposed to mean).

Davina McCall Completes Huge Challenge

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emotional Davina McCall broke down in tears as she completed her gruelling 500-mile (805km) journey from Edinburgh to London today. The presenter c...

'I Don't Think I Have Ever Cried This Much'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Davina McCall broke down in tears once more on the final leg of her arduous physical challenge and said: "I don't think I have ever cried this much." ...