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  Comic Relief
What is Comic Relief?
Red Nose Day
How did it start?
Where does the cash go?
How can I get involved?
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Lenny Henry How did it start?
Comic Relief was set up in 1985.

It was started by comedians who wanted to use comedy and laughter to let people know about poverty in the UK and in Africa.

It was launched in 1985, from a refugee camp in Sudan. The launch was broadcast live on Christmas Day on BBC 1.

Since then over 337 million has been raised for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people across the UK and Africa.


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