In the UK and Wales there are lots of charities that run annual appeals to raise even more money. Some of these appeals are either done through celebrities or selling merchandise to raise funds. One of the best known charities that does this to raise their profile is Sport Relief.
Sport Relief is part of the charity Comic Relief which takes place every two years. Sport Relief was established in 2002 by BBC Sport. The aim of Sport Relief is to encourage people to get fit and raise funds for disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
Both Sport relief and Comic Relief has raised over 1 billion pounds since its foundation in 1985
Over the years, lots of famous people have taken on challenges to raise the charities profile. Some of the famous people that have undertaken challenges over the years include David Walliams, Davina McCall and Eddie Izzard.
For this years Sport Relief, broadcaster Zoe Ball has challenged herself to cycle from Blackpool to Brighton in 8 days. Zoe was inspired to take on her cycle challenge after her boyfriend died from sucide last year, so she wanted to do something to both raise awareness of mental health and raise money for Sport Relief.
One of the main aims of this years event is to raise both public awareness of Mental health to a wide audience and raise funds for vulnerable people who need counselling in their times of need.
This years event runs from 22nd -25th March 2018.
I think BBC Sport Relief is doing a fantastic job of raising awareness of issues like mental health and maternal health to a wide audience.