Comedian John Bishop had one tough week raising money for Sport Relief 2012.
As part of the BT Sport Relief Challenges he cycled, rowed and ran all the way from Paris to London. It was all to raise enough money, not only to pay for a vaccine against five deadly diseases for 250,000 children in Africa, but also to help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK.
John started in Paris on 27th February and arrived in London on 2nd March. He cycled, rowed and then ran the equivalent of one marathon a day in order to make it in time!
Starting off in Paris, he cycled to the coast. Leaving his two wheels behind he took up the oars and rowed to England. Before he had time to dry himself off, John then ran the final leg of his challenge, through Canterbury and the Kent countryside onto central London.
Joining John en route for company and encouragement were celebrities Dermot O Leary, Frank Skinner, Freddie Flintoff, Denise Lewis and Davina McCall.
With over ten years on the stand-up circuit, John Bishop shot to fame on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in 2009. Since then the loveable Liverpudlian has become one of the nation's favourite comedians. Now he's about to have one nightmare week as he cycles, rows and runs from Paris to London in just five days – all to raise money for Sport Relief 2012.
Money raised by John's BT Sport Relief Challenge will help to buy pentavalent vaccines, protects against five deadly diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and haemophilus, for 250,000 children in Africa, but also to help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK.
John put in blood, sweat and tears to help raise money for Sport Relief 2012, but you can help too – and its much less exhausting!
Simply go to our BT MyDonate page and donate as little or as much as you want. Every penny donated will go to help improve the lives of people in the UK and Africa.
In support of Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)