Comic Relief founded in 1985 by scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. Later in 2002, they started up Sport Relief to become a biennial telethon each March with Comic Relief. It was started to unite the sporting community and raise money for vulnerable people in the UK and abroad. In 2014 Sport Relief raised £71,820,731 and over the last 2 years have helped 11,500,000 people using the money raised. Every 2 years, Sport Relief get even bigger and work with some of the most famous faces around.
You can find out more by visiting: http://www.sportrelief.com/about-sport-relief