Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work.

In 2015, Red Nose Day raised over £78 million and since then the money has helped 11.7 million people across Africa, tackling issues such as immunisation, malaria, education, maternal health and many others. In the UK, money raised from Red Nose Day is used to fund over 2,000 projects, addressing a range of issues, from homelessness and mental health to dementia and vulnerable young people.

This year, Dr Julia Reid MEP and her team, who are based in Chippenham, took part in the monumental fund raising event by wearing the signature red noses and hosting a number of activities throughout the day including a tea and cake sale.

Dr Julia Reid MEP said: “Taking part in Red Nose Day is a fantastic way to have a bit of fun together as a team, whilst supporting an incredibly important cause and raising money for Comic Relief. This year our Red Nose Day fund-raiser was exceptionally well received and I’m pleased to announce the team raised a total of £107!”

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and Africa. To donate online please visit www.rednoseday.com/donate

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