July 26 2014 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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Regional law firm Birketts has celebrated a successful year of charity fundraising to mark its 150th anniversary.
Comic Relief Trustee Emma Freud, who has a home in Suffolk, welcomed the EADT’s involvement in the charity – and also took the opportunity to praise the newspaper.
Dozens of community groups in Suffolk and north Essex are in line for a cash boost – thanks to Sport Relief and the East Anglian Daily Times.