2021 Lolathon raises £500,000 for Comic Relief


2021 Lolathon raises £500,000 for Comic Relief


Radio 1’s 2021 Lolathon has raised more than half a million pounds for Comic Relief.

Scott Mills and Chris Stark took over the station for almost 28 hours between Thursday morning and Friday lunchtime, with listeners donating a total of £507,089 by the time the pair had finished.

Mills and Stark were joined by a variety of DJs throughout the bumper broadcast, with highlights including a return for Superfan Steve, Mollie King’s on-air Hen Do, and Lewis Capaldi the Musical.

Presenters including Katie Thistleton, Clara Amfo, Jordan North, Greg James and Nick Grimshaw joined the pair throughout the stint.

The £500k figure is significantly higher than the £325,000 raised in 2019 and £250,000 raised in 2017.

Listeners can continue to donate to the cause by texting ‘LOL’ to 70205 (texts charged at £5 plus standard network rates).