Red Nose Day raises money for children in poverty

Lawrence Kim
May 26, 2017

The NGO named Comic Relief performs comedy to bring money for deprived people.

Other celebrities, including Alias star Jennifer Garner, 45, also donned a red nose for the big day. The company has raised over $1 billion dollars through its charitable efforts internationally. The comedy telethon raises money to assist children in poverty around the world. The very first Red Nose Day was held almost 30 years ago in the U.K. Since then, they've raised more than $1 billion.

How can you help? NBC has trusted on verified charity raising techniques from its British corresponding part.

"Walgreens is the exclusive retailer of the Red Noses, available at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide".

However, to help raise awareness and encourage viewers to donate they take a few detours along the way. To link "Love Actually" with comic relief is such a brilliant teaming of two things. Tune in on Thursday May 25 at 8/7c for a night of Red Nose Day - only on NBC.

Indeed, Walgreens has a page dedicated to Red Nose Day, where the retailer urges people to donate and offers photos of all sorts of Red Nose Day merchandise beyond red noses.

The event will start with a celebrity version of "American Ninja Warrior", for the first time celebrities will face the famed problem sequence and all for donations. The ninjas include Erika Christensen ("Parenthood"), Nikki Glaser ("Not Safe with Nikki Glaser") and former New York Yankee, Nick Swisher.

Following the TV broadcast, there will be more happening on the Red Nose Day Facebook page, with a special live fundraising broadcast taking place from 10 p.m. -2 a.m. ET.

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