What is Red Nose Day?

What is Red Nose Day?

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Wondering what Red Nose Day is all about?

If you're asking yourself "What is Red Nose Day?" then you've come to the right place. We’ve used the power of laughter and community to start a movement, where we come together to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Now get ready to learn a bit more about where we came from.

Nose Your History

  • Nose Your History: Red Nose Day first started back in 1988 in the UK. In 2015, Red Nose Day USA launched. All in all Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally. In the United States, Red Nose Day has raised more than $100 million.

    Nose Your History

    A quick video tour of the Red Nose Day story.

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    Nose Your History: A quick video tour of the Red Nose Day story.

About Us

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    Coming together to end child poverty

    Red Nose Day makes it fun to come together and make a difference. Raising money and awareness for kids in need at home and around the world. 

    We want every child to be healthy, safe, educated and empowered for the future. In short, our goal is to end child poverty.

    We’re making a positive change in millions of lives, but there’s still work to be done. So let’s come together and end child poverty, one nose at a time.

  • Over 25 years of history

    In 1985, Comic Relief launched in the United Kingdom with the goal of using comedy to raise money and help those leading really tough lives. The goal? Creating a just world free from poverty. 

    The very first Red Nose Day was held in 1988. With millions of people participating in its first year, it was clear that a truly amazing movement was underway.

    With every fundraiser held, TV special aired, partner enlisted, and Red Nose sold the movement continues to grow. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally. 

    Since 2015, Red Nose Day in America has raised over $100 million to help kids and young people most in need. We'll hope you join us on our journey as we make an even bigger impact. 

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    See where the money goes

    Find out how your donations are changing lives here in America and around the world.

    See our impact



Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Comic Relief Inc. in the US and Comic Relief UK are independent sister organizations joined by their shared vision of a just world, free from poverty and the mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.