In 1999 Comic Relief teamed up with Sainsbury's. They sold 60 million red noses, raising an amazing £45 million and they set up a Fair Development Fund supporting small producers worldwide. Just the year after, J.K Rowling offered to write 2 Harry Potter books exclusively for the charity which in themselves made over £17 million.
Since 2000 a lot has happened: Sports Relief has come about, TK Maxx and British Airways have joined the troop, 9 celebrities (including Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles and Cheryl Cole) have hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro, David Walliams took the plunge and swam 140 miles up the Thames and comedian John Bishop cycled, swam and ran from Paris to London in 5 days.
Wear your red lip with pride this Friday to support Comic Relief!
Stay beautiful x