February 26 2015 Latest news:
The Comic Relief TV fundraising marathon, better known as Red Nose Day, aims to bring about positive change to the lives of poor and disadvantaged people around the world.
It is held biennially in March, alternating with Sport Relief and has been running since 1985. The charity was founded by scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry and operates a golden pound principle where all money raised goes to good causes. Corporate sponsors and interest on donations covers administration and staff costs.
Suffolk has always supported Red Nose Day, with events taking place in schools, offices, shopping centres and even hospitals.
Are you doing something to raise cash for the charity appeal this year?
An Ipswich charity which supports and provides activities for pre-school children has urged other community groups to come forward and apply for Comic Relief funding.
When she first started writing poems as a “bit of light relief” during her lunch breaks, retired legal secretary Margaret Moore never imagined they would one day feature in a book.