In tough economic times, the support of the British public was breathtaking in making Red Nose Day 2013 an incredible success.
Celebrity friends Melanie C, Jack Dee, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu, Greg James and Dara O’Briain rowed the mighty Zambezi, spurring on the public to donate a wonderful £1.1 million in The BT Red Nose Challenge: Hell and High Water. Back on dry land, Miranda Hart had a very Mad March and raised a wonderfully equal £1.1 million.
One Direction’s official single, ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ hit number one in an unprecedented 63 countries.
Our crack team of celebrity Fun Raisers encouraged the British public to do something funny for money. Jessie J was so committed to her role as the ‘Dare’ Fun Raiser that she shaved her head, live on TV!
The star-studded night of TV saw the public treated to Call the Midwife, Simon Cowell’s wedding and the return of not one but two comedy legends, David Brent and the Vicar of Dibley.
All that added up to the astounding total of £100,331,808 raised to change lives forever.