Sport Relief

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 03.12.2015 | 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." ...

Reflecting on Day One of Davina McCall's BT Sport Relief Challenge

Greg Whyte | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Greg Whyte

To have completed a cycle like that and have to scale Scafell Pike the day after is what makes this special. To then have to swim the width of Lake Windermere the day after that followed by another huge cycle and a full marathon to finish is what makes them truly memorable. The journey has well and truly begun alright!

WATCH: Davina Shattered After Sport Relief Swim (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Sport

Davina McCall had to be carried out of Lake Windermere and was treated for hypothermia after she swam a mile in aid of Sport Relief. The TV present...

What Is The Best Retro TV Show?

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

With the much-anticipated appearance of David Beckham on 'Only Fools and Horses' for Sport Relief, it got us thinking - what is the most popular retro...

7 Charity Singles That Never Should Have Been Recorded

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The charity single is a funny one. Music producers often decide it's ok to leave good taste at the studio door when creating them, knowing that no-one...

Who Said It: David Beckham Or Trigger?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Sport

David Beckham replaced Trigger in the Only Fools and Horses sketch alongside Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst's Del Boy and Rodney for Sport Rel...

'Strictly' Paralympic Special Confirmed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

A 'Strictly Come Dancing' special featuring four Paralympic stars has been confirmed as part of the BBC's Sport Relief coverage. The athletes will ...

Del And Rodney Have Found Their New Trigger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

David Beckham is off to Peckham - as a guest in a special Only Fools And Horses sketch reuniting Del Boy and Rodney for the first time in a decade. ...

FIRST LOOK: Beckham In Peckham

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham is set to appear in 'Only Fools And Horses' alongside Del Boy and Rodney for a special Sport Relief sketch. The retired footballer wi...

LISTEN: Little Mix Debut Sport Relief Single

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Little Mix have unveiled the official 2014 Sport Relief single. The former 'X Factor' winners are hoping to race up the charts with their version ...

DVO Channels Pammie

Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Last year Denise Van Outen was all about the sequins and sparkly dresses on 'Strictly' but fast forward 12 months and she's ditch the glitz for a 'Bay...

Celebrities and Charity: The Price of Philanthropy

Sophie Bradley | Posted 12.04.2013 | Home
Sophie Bradley

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. For the last seven years I have worked with celebrities, their agents, publicists (and in some cases their mums) to coordinate their support of charitable projects. And while no-one invites condemnation like a wealthy celebrity who does nothing for charity, those who do contribute open themselves up to a whole other raft of criticism. The big difference is once you're famous, you'll be judged. Every move a celebrity makes is up for scrutiny, including the issues that concern them; their politics; their faith; and the charities they choose to support.

How Sport Relief Cash Is Changing Lives in Zambia

Pixie Lott | Posted 15.02.2013 | Home
Pixie Lott

Millions of women in the UK earn a living by running their own business. But for women living in Zambia's overcrowded and filthy slums it's almost impossible to earn enough to feed their families, let alone start a business. Thankfully, a project called the People's Process On Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ), which is supported by money raised through Sport Relief, is giving some of the country's poorest families the chance to change their futures.

How Sport Relief Is Saving and Changing Lives

Christine Bleakley | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home
Christine Bleakley

As I listened to the 400 pupils at Kasasa Primary and Junior school on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala sing their Sanitation Anthem and do their morning hand checks, it was obvious that once tangible measures were in place for them to use, these children would be taught the importance of using them and taught it well. A combination of the humble toilet and access to clean water made possible by people taking part in Sport Relief and the UK government's decision to back them has the power to bring about long term change that can educate and empower the most vulnerable.