How much money did Comic Relief raise in 2021?

How much money did Comic Relief raise in 2021?

EVERY year kindhearted Brits dig deep into their pockets to donate millions of pounds for Comic Relief.

The Red Nose Day 2021 charity event, filmed live in front of a virtual audience, featured a plethora of celebrity cameos and fun throughout the night.

How much money was raised for Comic Relief 2021?

Red Nose Day 2021 brought in a huge amount of cash for Comic Relief, to the tune of £52M.

A spokesperson for the charity said at the time "The overwhelming generosity and kindness shown by the British public has helped raise more than £52,025,485 for Red Nose Day 2021.

"The incredible amount shows just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times.

"Money is still coming in and will make a huge difference for people struggling now more than ever."

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Red Nose Day 2021 campaign saw:

  • Professional racing driver, Billy Monger, pushed himself physically and mentally to raise £2,376,183 when the double amputee took on an extraordinary triathlon inspired challenge, which saw him walk, cycle and kayak 140-miles across England.
  • The return of BBC Radio 1’s LOLathon saw the BBC Radio 1 presenter family take on an entire week of fun challenges, raising £538,431 so far.
  • TK Maxx launched a range of themed T-shirts for Red Nose Day featuring iconic Pixar characters from the nation’s favourite films including Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles.

Long-term Comic Relief supporter, Davina McCall, who presented the show alongside Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry, said: “Tonight was a beautiful reminder of how wonderful and kind-hearted the British public are.

"Everyone knows how special Red Nose Day is, and the enormous power it has to bring us all together in the best of times.

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"But this year, after such a difficult year, we’ve never needed it more.

"Tonight, we’ve shared love and laughter, and helped raise an incredible amount of money along the way that’ll make such a difference to so many; so, thank you, for your kindness and generosity thank you so much.”

This year's theme was 'Share A Smile', with plenty of celebs and schools taking part.

Who was in the line-up for Comic Relief 2021?

Daniel Craig, Dawn French, Catherine Tate and The Crown's Olivia Colman all appeared in the Comic Relief main show, which was shown on BBC1 on Friday, March 19, 2021.

The Duke of Cambridge made an appearance in the programme to thank viewers for their "compassion and generosity" in raising millions for good causes during last year's Big Night In television fundraiser.

Prince William – wearing a red jumper – praised Brits for their generosity, and explained just what a difference our money will make to charities, especially mental health causes.

Daniel Craig featured as James Bond alongside Catherine Tate's foul-mouthed character Nan in a sketch for the programme.

Having snared herself a job as a cleaner for M's office, Nan suddenly came face-to-face with 007 on a virtual call.

She wasn't fazed and even gave him advice on his love life. While also having pop at the BBC licence fee.

Comedians Andi Osho, Alex Brooker, Jennifer Saunders, Jayde Adams and Caroline Quentin performed a spine-tingling version of Nessun Dorma – led by Charlotte Church – from Puccini's opera Turandot.

Harry Styles sang alongside the fabulous Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

How can I donate money to Comic Relief 2022?

For those who are able, donating money is a crucial part of celebrating Red Nose Day.

Funds have helped more than 750,000 Brits access poverty support, while also aiding more than 8 million children worldwide.

The best way to donate to Red Nose Day is through Comic Relief's website.

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