'Extraordinary generosity' of public during Comic Relief

Once again the extraordinary generosity of the British public has put Comic Relief in a position to be able to serve thousands upon thousands of people with very hard lives in Africa and the UK.

It's almost impossible to thank enough all those who took part in the event, all the members of the public who fund-raised and all those who gave so generously on the night.

– Richard Curtis, Comic Relief co-founder

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Comic Relief raises £75.1 million

This year's Comic Relief has raised a record £75.1 million so far, beating 2011's total of £74.3 million. Celebrities on the live Red Nose Day show included Jessie J, One Direction, Peter Kay and even David Brent.