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Last Updated: Friday, 12 December, 2003, 16:51 GMT
How your money was spent
Following its successful debut in 2002, Sport Relief continues to harness the power and passion of sport to raise money and help change the lives of young people.

The last campaign raised over 14m, with half of the fund going to causes in the United Kingdom and the rest to projects across the world.

Here are just a few examples of those who benefited from the generous donations of sports fans in 2002.

Where your money went

Castlemilk Youth Services (CYS) Glasgow: Awarded 87,632

Dates: 10-11 July 2004

Castlemilk is a housing estate based four miles outside of Glasgow.

Severe poverty has resulted in a rise in the number of gangs in the area.

The aim of CYS is to use sport events to bring members of different gangs together in a controlled environment.

The activities reduce tension and violence as young people get to know each other.

CYS also holds workshops on prejudice and racism, sexual health and other key issues that affect young people's lives on the estate.

Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) London: Awarded 75,000

Racial tension has been a major problem in South Camden over the last decade.

FYA works with young people from all backgrounds to help tackle these issues and promote racial harmony.

In order to bring people together, regular football matches have been arranged with mixed teams playing each other.

Most of the activity happens in The Warren, a sports pitch renovated by the young people themselves, situated near Warren Street tube station in the heart of London.

Sport Relief cash is helping FYA develop their unity cup, bringing young people from across the borough together to take part in a football tournament and learn more about each other.

Alternative India Development (AID) India: Awarded 317,730

Sport Relief has also reached out to India where children as young as eight are working in cramped and dark conditions making carpets - many of these products are sold in the UK.

AID aims to tackle the poverty that means these children have to work.

The organisation's aims to help the parents get better jobs while at the same time improve their children's working conditions.

AID is also giving the children the chance to learn to read and write and develop skills to help them get better jobs when they get older.

There are many more young people in Britain and around the world who find themselves in desperate situations and need to find a way out.

Sport Relief 2004 aims to help those less fortunate and requires your help again to "Go The Extra Mile" - the theme of this year's campaign.

Details of how you can take part are available from the official website at

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