Red Nose Day

Its that time of year again. We've already made our donation, have you? Do something funny for money and/or Donate.  You can text 70510 with the word TEN to donate £10 or FIVE to donate a £5.  You can also visit http://www.rednoseday.com , buy your red nose or Donate on the night.  If you are a twitter fan (as you know our team is) you can follow them at @rednoseday for constant updates.

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From Monday 11th, Miranda will have one week to complete five frantic challenges, in five cities, for Red Nose Day. Tune in to BBC Radio 2 each morning as the challenges are revealed, then watch The One Show, on BBC One to see the mayhem.

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Graham Norton's The Big Chat is available to watch on iplayer where he does a six-hour banter extravaganza show (theres also a 'Highlights' show if you don't have 6 hours). With over 40 celebrities being interviewed including Martin Freeman (Sherlock Fans >cough<), Sarah Millican, Terry Wogan, Russell Howard etc.

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There was the Hell and High Water team surviving over 100km of the deadly Zambezi and there will soon be a documentary available to watch ( www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer ) - Dara O'briain is part of the team (love him and his huge head).

And lets not forget - Lets Dance for Comic Relief (the final was tonight). You can no longer vote for your favourite act but you can Donate to Comic Relief. I won't spoil who won (I'm evolving as a human).

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Comic Relief was 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 Noel 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 Englandand 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.".

One of the fundamental principles behind working at Comic Relief is the "Golden Pound Principle" where every single donated pound (£) is spent on charitable projects. All operating costs, such as staff salaries, are covered by corporate sponsors, or interest earned on money waiting to be distributed.

 

 

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