Idris Elba Joins Sport Relief to Fight Global Poverty
British born actor and humanitarian Idris Elba will perform a one-off parody of his hit show “Luther,” to help the UK based charity “Sport Relief” raise money and awareness to fight extreme poverty. Joining the BET and Emmy award winner will be fellow English actors and entertainers Lenny Henry, Rio Ferdinand, David Haye, Denise Lewis, Cecilia Noble, Louis Smith, Ruth Wilson and Absolute Radio’s Ian Wright.
Elba said, “I don’t want to reveal too much about the sketch but viewers at home are in for a real treat as they’ll get to see a new side of Luther, which I’m really excited about. I’m proud to be supporting such an amazing cause and hope that everyone gets involved and does their bit for Sport Relief this year.”
Sport Relief is a nation-wide, three-day event that uses athletic activities that participants of all abilities can join in. After signing up for a sponsorship page on the charities website, participants can easily invite family and friends to donate to their page for whichever healthy activity they choose to perform for the cause.
Half of the money raised each year goes towards poverty fighting programs in the UK, with the other half going towards the transformation of lives of some of the poorest people around the world.
Over the past two years, Sport Relief has:
– Helped over 11 million people
– Enabled over 189,000 children to attend school and get an education
– Helped 16,500 people get the support they need to improve their mental health
– Dispensed life-saving vaccines to over 734,000 children
– Funded 23 projects that support people living with dementia
Learn more about Sport Relief to participate or donate: here
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