Comic Relief 2019, or Red Nose Day as some of us still know it best, launches over Thursday, March 14th to Saturday, March 16th.

Every year, our favourite celebs come together through the power of comedy to raise money for fantastic charities across the UK and internationally.

Comic relief has raised over £1 billion since it was founded in 1985!

Here is what you need to know about how to watch and donate to Comic Relief this year and where the money goes.

Picture Shows: Romesh Ranganathan, Alesha Dixon, Emma Willis, David Tennant, Paddy McGuiness, Rob Beckett, Zoe Ball, Clara Amfo, Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Sugg.

Where can I watch Comic Relief 2019?

Comic Relief is broadcast live from the BBC Elstree studios.

It will be showing on BBC 1 from 7 pm onwards.

It is possible to stream it live through iPlayer if you are not near a TV, or watch it on catch up after the broadcast.

Comic Relief 2019: How to donate

The Comic Relief website, which can be found here, takes online donations.

It is also possible to donate on the phone. The number for donations is 03457 910 910 and all you need is a debit or credit card to do so. The numbers to donate via phone or text will be shown again during Friday’s broadcast.

Most excitingly, you can help fundraise by buying Comic Relief-supporting products and entering amazing competitions.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to win a cameo role in Toy Story 4?

Who do Comic Relief support?

Comic Relief helps a variety of charities across the world to “support brilliant solutions to terrible problems”.

Since last year, the money has gone to help:

  • Find over 5000 people in the UK accommodation after experiencing homelessness
  • 538,400 children have been supported to be vaccinated against deadly diseases in Africa
  • 1.2 million people internationally have been helped to access better mother/child services
  • Over 140,000 people through the funding of Global Mental Health in the UK and the world’s poorest communities

That is to name just a few of their successes.

 

WATCH COMIC RELIEF 2019 ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 7 PM. SHOWN ON BBC 1

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