April 1 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.
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It seemed half the female population of Ipswich, and some reluctant men, turned out to the Ipswich Regent for the opening show of London West End hit The Full Monty.
Fun fundraising activities have been taking place across Suffolk and Essex as part of Red Nose Day.
A budding young radio presenter who has cerebral palsy is preparing for the toughest challenge of his life – by hosting a 24-hour non-stop radio broadcast for Red Nose Day in Ipswich.
A funky flash mob of boldly dressed singers surprised shoppers this weekend with a set of harmonised ballads.
A Suffolk dance group have put their toe-tapping skills to the test as they took part in a special warm up before the first ever Comic Relief Danceathon on Sunday.