OUR HISTORY TIMELINE

Below are just some of the highlights of Comic Relief's history.


Full history   The highlights

2014

Davina beyond breaking point

In Davina's BT Sport Relief Challenges: Beyond Breaking Point, Davina cycled, swam and ran 500 miles from Edinburgh to London in just seven days and raised an amazing £2,456,393.

2014

Queen's Young Leaders launch

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in July.

2015

Dancing Dermot raises £1 million

Dermot’s Day of Dance, an epic 24-hour danceathon outside the BBC’s London studios, proved that he’s got the moves and the stamina to keep on going through blisters, exhaustion and sleep-deprivation. His superhuman feat raised £1,011,117.
2015

Comic Relief hit £1 billion

Red Nose Day 2015 was special. If the end-of-night total of £78,082,988 wasn't impressive enough, it brought the amount raised by Comic Relief, over the last 30 years, to more than £1 billion. And it’s all thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the British public.

2015

Red Nose Day USA is a huge success

On 21st May, America got its first ever taste of Red Nose Day. The night of TV, in partnership with NBC, featured some massive stars and, combined with the generosity of millions of Americans and corporate partners, raised $23 million.

2016

Eddie Izzard Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard managed to complete a staggering 27 marathons in 27 days for Sport Relief. His incredible challenge across South Africa saw him complete 707 miles (1,134 km) in temperatures in excess of 40°C. What an absolute legend.

2016

Record-breaking total

Sport Relief 2016 raises a record-breaking £72,505,165, as creator Kevin Cahill steps down as Chief Executive Officer after more than 26 years at Comic Relief.

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