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Last Updated: Tuesday February 27 2007 12:41 GMT

What is Comic Relief?

Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, Lewis Hamilton and Ben Shepherd

Comic Relief is about having fun and making the world a better place.

The organisation raises money and then uses it to help end poverty and unfairness.

It works in the UK and also in the poorest countries in the world. Here's what it does:

  • Gets money in: Raises money from the public in the UK by getting them involved in fun special events.

  • Shares money out: Does a lot of research to find out which charities to support and then carefully decides how best to spend the money the public donated.

  • Educates people: Explains the causes of poverty in Africa and problems faced by groups and communities in the UK. Also lets people in the UK know how they can change things for the better.

Guide to Comic Relief