Share

Sport Relief just keeps on growing with £62m raised this year

David Walliams raised over £2.5m for Sport Relief 2012
News

Sport Relief just keeps on growing with £62m raised this year

Fundraising | Tania Mason | 1 Jun 2012

Sport Relief 2012 has raised a record £62m already, far exceeding the previous event’s total of £44m.

The amount included £2.5m donated to David Walliams’ ill-fated Thames River swim and more than £4m raised by comedian John Bishop who cycled, rowed and ran nearly 300 miles from Paris to London.

A statement on the Comic Relief website this morning said: “To absolutely everyone who went the extra mile for Sport Relief 2012, we can’t thank you enough. Because of your amazing generosity, the current Sport Relief total stands at £62,519,216 ... and counting.

“More than one million people took part in Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Miles, and most amazing of all is that the money you raised will change countless lives forever. On behalf of every single person whose life will be touched by your generosity, thank you.”

The Sport Relief event has been growing exponentially in both popularity and hard cash. In 2010, the celebrity-laden fundraiser amassed £44.2m; in 2008 it raised £28.5m and the 2006 event generated £19m.

This year's fundraiser took place in late March.

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Free eNews

Peer calls on government to give 5 per cent of Northern Rock Asset Management sale to charity

1 Apr 2015

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Shipley has called on the government to donate 5 per cent of the profit of...

Top charities take an average of just over 7 months to file accounts with the Charity Commission

1 Apr 2015

The average amount of time it takes the top 100 largest charities in the UK file their accounts with the...

Museum of London announces plan to relocate to Smithfield General Market

31 Mar 2015

The Museum of London has revealed plans to relocate to Smithfield General Market from its current home...

Election campaigning rules take effect for purdah

1 Apr 2015

Now that Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the general election on 7 May, all charities must make...

CCNI closes investigation into governance concerns at animal charity

1 Apr 2015

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has closed a statutory inquiry which investigated concerns...

Tate Britain director to step down

1 Apr 2015

Penelope Curtis is stepping down from her role as director of Tate Britain in order to become the first...

Homelessness charity unveils fundraising app that helps the charity locate rough sleepers

31 Mar 2015

A London-based homelessness charity has launched an app that uses geolocation technology to let people...

Social media 'slacktivism' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report

18 Mar 2015

People who share a fundraising page on social media are four times more likely to donate than those who...

Samaritans closes Twitter monitoring app permanently

11 Mar 2015

Samaritans has confirmed that it has permanently closed its app that was designed to monitor people’s...

Join the discussion

Twitter button

@CSFundraising