Sport Relief 2016 raises record £72.5m
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Sport Relief 2016 raises record £72.5m

30 Sep 2016 | Alice Sharman

Comic Relief has announced that its biennial fundraising event, Sport Relief, raised a record £72.5m, on the day that its chief executive Kevin Cahill departs the charity.

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