Comic Relief aims to top a £1bn


Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Comic Relief will attempt to break the £1 billion barrier with a day of fundraising and entertainment today .

Red Nose Day 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the charity, which has raised £960 million and become something of a British institution since it began in 1985.

Ahead of tonight’s TV coverage, when celebrities will entertain the nation with exclusive sketches and performances, people in schools and offices up and down the country will be on a mission to raise money for Comic Relief.

Schoolchildren are being encouraged to dress up for the day, hold bake sales, take selfies and gunge their teachers, all in the name of Red Nose Day.

With this year’s focus on improving healthcare and education for communities across Africa, the nation is poised to raise enough money to pass £1 billion and help Comic Relief continue to change lives.

After weeks of TV events such as The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief, the celebrities will be continuing to do their bit too, with Radio 2 DJ Dermot O’Leary set to complete a 24-hour danceathon today.

Meanwhile Claudia Winkleman, Davina McCall and Lenny Henry will be limbering up to present an evening of entertainment live from the London Palladium from 7pm on BBC1 and BBC2.

Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by The News Editor

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