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Comic Relief Fundraising

Category: Charity, News

This term the charity committee is supporting Comic Relief.

Comic relief, or red nose day was started in July of 1985, by Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson, aiming to educate people about the poverty in the UK and Africa through comedy and laughter. The organisation raises money, which is then used to help to create a just world, free from poverty.

Since it first started comic relief has helped to support over 105 million people across the world including children, the elderly, women facing domestic abuse and communities facing racial inequality.

The last red nose day, in 2019, saw £63,548,668 raised. This money has enabled over 28,000 people to access quality mental health services, 27,000 people experiencing homelessness were offered safe accommodation and specialist supporting as well as helping 53,000 people experiencing domestic
abuse find the services they need.

Red nose day this year is on Friday the 19th March and it’s never been more important to raise money for people living incredibly tough lives. However, due to the virus we can’t hold bake sales and other fundraisers so we are asking you to donate through parent pay for this important cause:

Thank you from the Charity Committee

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cavendish Road, Bowdon,
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2NL
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