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Last Updated: Tuesday February 27 2007 12:47 GMT

Where does the cash go?

Blue Peter's Connie in Uganda
Sixty percent of Red Nose Day money is spent in Africa and 40% here in the UK.

A group of 20 experts carefully work out which projects should receive money.

Since Comic Relief started 20 years ago, it has raised over 425 million.

Examples of projects:

UK :Bullying is a big problem for young people and can lead to huge amounts of distress and anxiety. The Merseyside Anti-Bullying Steering Group provides a telephone helpline and support for young people affected by bullying.

Africa:During the years of conflict in Sierra Leone, many young boys and girls were forced to join armies and were traumatised by their experiences.

Comic Relief is helping to reunite some of them with their families and to give some, especially girls, an opportunity to go school and learn a trade.

Guide to Comic Relief