What is Comic Relief? Well it's all about raising money for
projects in both the UK and Africa by having a good time and a bit of a
Comic Relief was launched in 1985, and up to 2003 there had been 9
Red Nose Days. The RND'03 raised just short of £61.5 million, and
in total Comic Relief had raised a stonking £337 million!
In total over 7,000 projects had benefited from Comic Relief's fund
In the UK, Comic Relief has put money towards:
• Young people who have been struggling with life, with such problems as
homelessness or mental health.
• Helping women and Children who have experienced Domestic Violence.
• Refugees and Asylum Seekers who have had to flee their country through
fear of persecution.
• Older People who have received less that the respect and dignity than
• Local Communtities who are working to fight poverty and disadvantage.
In Africa, Comic Relief has supported:
• People who have been affected by conflict and war.
• Women and Girls who find themselves working long hours to support
• Disabled People who are suffering from discrimination.
• Helping people who make a living from raising goats, sheep or cattle.
• People living with HIV and AIDS.
At the close of BBC One's Comic Relief programme, the total for RND'05
stood at just over £37.8 million.
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