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Last updated: 19 march, 2010 - 12:52 GMT

Sport Relief 2010

This weekend sees the culmination of work which brings the worlds of sport and entertainment together - with the BBC's help - to raise money for projects in the UK, and for some of the world's poorest countries.

Mohamed Mukhta (Credit: Andrew McConnell)

Mohamed feels that football has given him the confidence to do anything (Credit: Andrew McConnell)

The biggest names in UK sport are involved, including David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Lewis Hamilton.

As the BBC prepares for the big day on Sunday 21 March, we on Sportsworld will be visiting some of those who were helped by the last event in 2008.

Mathare, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, is one of Africa's largest and poorest slums. It's home to nearly 200,000 people, most of whom are working mothers and children.

The Mathare Youth Sports Association was set up with the aim of using sport to empower local young people. Funded partly by Sport Relief, they are using football to change the lives of kids in slums. Mathare United, the local team, won the Kenya Premier League in 2008.

Working on behalf of Sport Relief, Angela Robson travelled to Mathare to meet people who have benefitted from the project, including 12 year old Mohamed Mukhta.

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If you live near Cape Town, a Sport Relief mile is taking place on the same day as mile events in the UK on Sunday 21 March at 9am in South Africa. To enter the Sport Relief Cape Town Mile, go to click www.sportrelief.co.za.

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