Sport Relief 2018

This may be one of my shorter pieces but there will be few more important. Over the last few weeks, I have asked you to part with your money to help me and buy my books. For this week forget all that. There is a far more important way for you to spend your money.

What I want you to do is to give your money to Sport Relief, 2018

Two years ago, the last time, Sport Relief last asked you to put your hand in your pocket for your hard-earned money they raised the astonishing total of £55,444,906. Can you imagine that? £55 million!

You won’t get anything back apart from the opportunity for a certain amount of self-satisfaction. But these are some of the results you can be proud about. If you gave last time, then you will have:

  • Treated over 900,000 people across Africa with anti-malarial drugs.
  • Helped over 3.4 million people in Africa through maternal, neonatal and child health funding.
  • Helped more than 50,000 people, in the UK, living with a mental health problem.

Listen, if you think £55 million is mind-boggling then what Sport Relief does is so far more boggling than mind-boggling is almost unbelievable.

This is Sport Relief week and lasts through17th to 23rd March 2018

Maybe you think you can’t afford to give to help others to a better world, and however much I moan and complain, by any global measure, I am well off. The very fact that you are reading this on a computer or smartphone is the proof you need.

All the links on this page are to the Sport Relief website. Go and have a look and feel better by giving. This is some of what you will find.

We’re all in this together

Thanks to the money you raise, we’re able to support more than 2,000 projects in the UK and around the world. Here are just three areas, out of many, where money raised through Sport Relief 2018 will make a huge difference.


The world has made incredible progress in the fight against malaria. However, it is still a major killer, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time in history, we have the tools, resources and knowledge to end this devastating disease.

Maternal Health

An expectant or new mum dies from poor maternal health every two minutes. We know, and we have the solutions, to prevent almost all maternal deaths. With your help, we can significantly improve the lives of mothers and babies around the world.

Mental Health

In the UK, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem over the course of a year. Thanks to you, we can fund projects that increase public awareness, reduce the stigma and truly recognise the importance of good mental health.


You’re about to do something incredible…