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Red Nose Day 2014…

February 24th 2014
By: Melanie
Red Nose Day 2014…

This year’s 2014 Red Nose Day is taking place on the 15th March. The first ever Red Nose Day to raise money for Comic Relief was launched in 1988 when the comedian, Lenny Henry and 150 other celebrities and comedians took part in a special BBC TV night, watched by an epic 30 million viewers, and raising over £15,000,000 for Comic Relief.
 
Comic Relief, was launched in 1985 from one of the Safawa refugee camps in Sudan and it was set up to help fund projects for people in need in UK and Africa. 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.'
 
Anyone can take part in raising money for Red Nose Day – each year there are all type of sponsored activities being carried out across the UK, in events such as dancing, trolley dashes, car washing, cake baking, gardening, the list is endless. In 2013 Red Nose day raised over £100 million.
 
Each year a new type of red nose is unveiled, from red noses with hands, to last years monster faces – if you would like to check these out please visit this link http://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday
 
If you would like to find out more about how you can help raise money for this years Red Nose Day, or would simply like to make a donation please visit their website.
 
Sports Relief, is also part of the charity Comic relief, and it takes place every two years in order to raise money for global charities, this year it is starting on the Friday 21st March until Sunday 23rd. If you would like to take part in this year’s Sport Relief you can either to run, swim or cycle in over a thousand venues across the UK. If you would like to enter to raise money for Sports Relief please click this link http://www.sportrelief.com/