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http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2011/3/18/1300447786052/Comic-Relief-Red-Nose-Day-007.jpgComic Relief beats        another record!

Every Red nose day (18th March) the BBC gets millions of celebrities together to raise money for comic relief in different ways. This year was the most extreme yet with shows such as ‘Let’s dance for comic relief’ and ‘Comic relief does glee club’ entertaining us all while raising money for a great cause. In total they raised a record breaking £74,360,207.

Red nose day was created in 1988 in an effort to bring people together. The great thing is that not only celebrities raise money, hundreds of people all around Britain were persuaded to ‘do something funny for money’ in an effort to raise some cash.

Dee-anne a student from Cardinal Pole School is doing a two week sponsored silence and so far raised more than £70 for comic relief. She said it had been both challenging and surprisingly easy but she said she knew in the end her hard work would pay off.

Rich, famous and Living in the Slums was a moving two-part documentary filmed for Red nose day. It watched celebrities; comedian Lenny Henry, actress Samantha Womack, journalist Angela Rippon and Radio presenter Reggie Yates as they left their homes in Britain to live in Kiberia, Kenya for one week. The Celebs really began to open their eyes to poverty, Lenny Henry admitted ‘It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen or experienced before.’

http://cdn2.rednoseday.com/cdn/md567d9aba7971e28f9d7b70e4780abee30/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-main/bbc_lets_dance_dress_14.jpgLet’s Dance for Comic relief returned this year once again and was hosted by Steve Jones and Alex Jones. As expected it was filled with hilarious dance routines and celebrities; highlights included Russell Kane’s energetic Beyoncè routine and Katie Price’s Freddie Mercury performance [pictured]. In the end comedian Charlie Baker and actor James Thornton won over the viewers and were crowned 2011s winners.

Other events included 'The Big Red Nose Desert Trek', ‘Comic relief does glee club’ and David Williams’ 24 hour panel show

 

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