RED Nose Day is set to return in 2019 for another year of fun, laughter and raising money for charity.
Here’s more about the big day and where you can snap up a t-shirt to show your support.
When is Red Nose Day 2019?
The Comic Relief telethon will air on BBC One on Friday, March 15, 2019.
It usually starts around 7 pm and runs right through to 2.30am on the Saturday morning.
It briefly switches to BBC Two when coverage on BBC One breaks News At Ten from 10 pm to 10.40pm.
Comic Relief is a biennial event which means it only takes place every other year.
It used to be held annually until 2002 when Sport Relief was introduced.
Now, Comic Relief falls on odd years, whilst Sport Relief happens in even years – like it did last year in 2018.
The designs feature a number of well-loved cartoon characters, including Winnie the Pooh and Piglet[/caption]
The adult t-shirts start from just £9.99 and are available with a wide range of characters on them[/caption]
Where can you buy a Red Nose Day t-shirt?
Head over to the Comic Relief online store to snap up a selection of black, white or red t-shirts for this year’s Red Nose Day.
The t-shirts are available in adult and kid sizes, with short sleeved ones for the grown-ups, and a mix of short and long-sleeved options for the little ones.
This year’s selection features a host of popular characters like Mickey Mouse, Eeyore, Bambi and Dumbo.
In each t-shirt, the character is seen in a playful pose and wearing a striking red nose.
Adult t-shirts vary in price from £9.99 to £16.99 for a pop art version or a pyjama set, while kids’ tees are £6.99 for short sleeves and up to £8.99 for long.
What other merchandise is available?
Sainsbury’s has a plethora of Red Nose Day merchandise on offer, ranging from actual red noses (plus one green and one white nose) to badges, wristbands, lanyards and mugs.
Prises start from £1, and most items can be purchased online.
If you want to just make a donation, you can do that online too via the Sainsbury’s website.
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Where does the money from Comic Relief go?
Comic Relief spends the money that is raised through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief on disadvantaged people living in the UK and around the world.
Over the last 30 years over £1billion has been raised for the charity.
The Comic Relief charity is UK based and aims to free the world from poverty.
It has also backed campaigns to help disabled people get back into work and to highlight abuse of the elderly.