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Friday, 15 March 2013

Red Nose Day celebrates 25 years

Red Nose Day

Thousands of people up and down the UK have been undertaking crazy challenges to raise cash for Comic Relief.
The charity supports projects that help people in the poorest parts of the world.
The last Red Nose Day, in 2011, raised a record breaking £74.3m, and this year it's celebrating its 25th anniversary!

Comic Relief
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry  in response to famine in Ethiopia.The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief. Comic Relief is one of the two high profile telethon events held in the United Kingdom, the other being Children in Need, held annually in November.
Comic Relief was launched live on Noes Edmonds'Late, Late Breakfast Show  on BBC1, on Christmas Day 1985 from a refugee camp in Sudan. The idea for Comic Relief came from the noted charity worker Jane Tewson, who established it as the operating name of Charity Projects, a registered charity in England and Scotland.
The charity states that its aim is to "bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people's immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.".

From CBBC and Wikipedia

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