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Last Updated: Sunday July 16 2006 10:20 GMT

Sport Relief raises record 12m

Jamie Oliver
People across the UK have raced to raise a record 12,216,598 in the BBC's Sport Relief to help those in need around the world and in the UK.

And as cash continues to roll in over the next few days, the organisers reckon they'll top the previous top total of 16m.

Sporty folk around Britain raised the cash in a variety of ways, including a special relay by the Sportsround team.

They didn't do too well though, and only came third out of four teams!

Jake Humphrey and Adam Fleming
Sportsround's Jake and Adam ran a relay
The biggest event was the Sport Relief Mile, which saw 423,000 runners go the distance for charity.

Comedian David Walliams raised 1m on his own, by swimming the English Channel.

"To raise a million is way beyond what I thought was possible - it's brilliant," he said.

"Without the support of the public there would have been no point in doing it, but people have been fantastic and I'd really like to thank them."

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