Comic Relief

Stephen Hawking? Yeah, I Know

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking is to appear with David Walliams in a special sketch for Red Nose Day. SEE MORE: Stephen Hawking Reacts To Eddie Redmayn...

24 Cats And Dogs To Inspire You To Make Your Face Funny For Red Nose Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The theme of this year's Red Nose Day is 'Make Your Face Funny For Money'. So if you're after some ideas for how to do just that, may we suggest fo...

Operation Health for Comic Relief Is the First Time I've Taken on a Deliberate Challenge

Gonza Kagwa | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gonza Kagwa

It was late last year when I heard about Operation Health for Comic Relief. Putting aside the obvious question "How on Earth did they get my number?" I was immediately paralysed by the size and the timescales of the project. Renovating a dilapidated health centre in rural Uganda in just nine weeks sounded ambitious, but I was immediately sold and knew I had to be a part of it.

The Great British Bake Off for Comic Relief

Gill Alexander | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

This week we had comedian David Mitchell, actor Michael "I am the most competitive person IN. THE. WORLD." Sheen, Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil (I had to google her. Yes, I know. Shut up), and education campaigner but let's face it, better known as the wife-of-Gordon, Sarah Brown.

Operation Health for Comic Relief: The Positivity I Experienced in Uganda is Completely Infectious

Yasmin Evans | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Yasmin Evans

Before leaving the UK I had an idea of what to expect, but I never could have imagined how much of an impact the people would have on me. The positivity I experienced in Uganda is completely infectious and the individuals that I met had the biggest smiles, the biggest hearts. 

Without Enough Inspired Nurses There Will Be a Decline in Basic Healthcare Provisions in Uganda

Martha Amoo | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Martha Amoo

I was one of the lucky ones. I was born into a supportive family that could afford to give me an education. There are 32 nursing schools in Uganda but tuition fees and lack of opportunities mean many young girls are unable to follow in my footsteps.

What Do Nutritionists Think Of Joanna Lumley's 'I Don't Eat Meals' Statement?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Joanna Lumley's figure has remained practically the same since her Absolutely Fabulous days, but the 68-year-old caused quite a stir when she revealed...

#TimeToTalk: I Thought Depression and Anxiety Happened to Other People

Dan Harris | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Harris

For me depression and anxiety happened to other people, my life was all rainbows and fairy cakes. I'd gone to university in September 2009 and was, it seemed, managing. I'd adjusted well, made friends and everything was exciting.

#TimeToTalk: I Thought This Was 'Normal' - Until I Was Admitted to Hospital

May Gabriel | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
May Gabriel

Up until that day when I was admitted to hospital I thought this was all 'normal', I thought this was how life worked. Mental illnesses weren't something that happened to 'normal' people, and they most certainly weren't something to be spoken about.

'Operation Health' Has Given Me Hope Again

Francis Odokodit | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Francis Odokodit

Simply put - the clinic is not fit for humans. We have rats on the floor, bats in the ceiling and nowhere near enough space for the 1,400 patients that seek our help each month. Consultations on the floor or in the corridor are common practice and with no space to exercise quarantine controls, the risk of cross-contamination amongst patients is high...

You Can Help Change and Save Thousands of Lives by Improving Healthcare for Communities Across Africa

Lenny Henry | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lenny Henry

Enough is enough though. This Red Nose Day, we want to help change and save thousands of lives by improving healthcare for communities across Africa. By combining your cash with local talent and determination we can make a huge difference and to demonstrate that we're going to follow the refurbishment of Iyolwa clinic by working with Ugandans like Gonza, a local architect who has come forward to lend his skills. Your support will not only help to refurbish this clinic, but will also help to improve healthcare for thousands of people in communities across Africa...

Si And David Get Creative For Comic Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

David Walliams has always done his bit for charity, completing gruelling physical challenges and a 24-hour telethon, but nothing could have prepared h...

Mr. Bean Returns For Comic Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some good news for fans of gurning men in tweed suits, Rowan Atkinson is set to reprise his role as Mr. Bean. The love-him-or-hate-him ...

How Sport Relief Cash Is Changing Lives In Rwanda

Caroline Flack | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Flack

Rwanda, the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' has luscious green peaks that stretch out as far as your eyes can see. But this beautiful scenery masks a terrible period in the country's history. In 1994, a brutal genocide tore Rwanda apart. Thousands of families were murdered, livelihoods were destroyed and many orphans were left to take care of their brothers and sisters. I recently travelled there to see how some of the money raised by Sport Relief and matched by the UK government is already hard at work, changing the lives of people who lost almost everything 20 years ago.

Sport Relief

Mark Foster | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Every year I have to find something new to take part in, that challenges and pushes me outside of my comfort zone and has the effect of terrifying me witless. This year was no different. Thanks to persuasive talents of one Shirley Pinder from BT, I agreed to abseil down the GPO Tower along with Martin Bayfield, Helen Skelton and a few others and a platoon of Royal Marines headed up by the Big Boss, Ed Davis. I know... I'm not sure how that happened either. (Note to self; block all future calls from Abseiling Shirley, as she is affectionately known in our house)...

Welcome to the Motherland: My Trip to Ghana's Ghetto to Find the Future Stars of Tomorrow

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

My mission was to raise awareness of the extraordinary story of the street kids of Accra, how they are surviving and I am determined some of them will become the future stars of tomorrow. Inspired by a video my dad showed me of a visit to the Universal Wonderful Street Academy last year, their talent was out of this world as they put on a showcase for him.

Famous, Rich and Hungry for Sport Relief Aims to Show the Complexity of Food Poverty in the UK

Gilly Green | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Gilly Green

Behind the fun, the fundraising and the baths of baked beans involved in raising money for Sport Relief and Red Nose Day, there's a serious message. And it is this. Poverty and injustice blights millions of lives across the world, including here at home in the UK...

Mark International Women's Day by Getting Girls in School

Sarah Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Sarah Brown

Increasingly the attention on girls and women at the heart of social and economic development means that how girls are educated and what skills women bring to the workplace come to the fore. I have just returned from a remote and rural part of northern Ghana where I travelled with Sport Relief to see how the education projects they support - Voluntary Service Overseas and Afrikids, are making a difference for marginalised and vulnerable children.

7 Charity Singles That Never Should Have Been Recorded

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

The charity single is a funny one. Music producers often decide it's ok to leave good taste at the studio door when creating them, knowing that no-one...

My Reflection on the Panorama Programme Last Week 'All in a Good Cause'

Gina Miller | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Gina Miller

As an investment manager and a passionate campaigner for transparency in both the financial services sector and the third sector, I am disheartened by the lack of transparency in some organisations.

Comic Relief Invested In Arms Trade

PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Comic Relief has defended its investment policy after claims in a BBC Panorama documentary that it could have generated more cash from "ethical" funds...

Sport Can Help People Overcome Life's Toughest Challenges

Lawrence Dallaglio | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Lawrence Dallaglio

Rugby has helped me through some incredibly difficult periods in my life. When I lost my sister in the Marchioness tragedy in 1989, I felt lost and completely misunderstood. As a messed up young man, I made some poor life choices that led to me being expelled. Rugby came at a time when I badly needed guidance and support. That's why I set up Dallaglio Foundation's Rugby for Change project. With the help of money raised by The Supporters Club, BT Sport's charitable initiative, we help young people who have been excluded or expelled from school, and who need some inspiration to make positive life choices.

How Red Nose Day Has Empowered Women in Africa

Kirstie Allsopp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirstie Allsopp

Scolastica, a 33-year-old single mother and urban chicken farmer in Tanzania, set up her poultry business in 2005, itself a brave step for a woman to make in such a patriarchal society. Things ticked along relatively well. But when three years ago, a virus swept through her flock and killed 600 of her 900 birds in less than a week - even someone with the drive and determination of Scolastica thought her dream was over. That's when Comic Relief stepped in and her luck began to change.

Football Means Much More on the Streets

Nick Hancock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nick Hancock

Growing up as a kid I have many fond memories of my granddad taking me to watch the Stoke City games, and now I take my son. Football can be such a great bonding experience, but for many children around the world it means something much more.

How Red Nose Day Is Changing the Lives of Women and Girls Across Africa

Kimberley Walsh | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kimberley Walsh

As a performer, I totally understand how powerful music and drama is to express yourself and get difficult emotions out into the open. Singer and dancer Mary is one such person. She puts heartfelt emotion into every single performance in an attempt to turn her painful past into a positive force. Her powerful lyrics and support from an incredible project have turned this once shy woman into a local celebrity in the rural part of eastern Uganda where she lives with her husband and children. I recently met Mary, 48, and heard her remarkable story...