The countdown has started to this year’s Red Nose Day which will see thousands of people make their face funny for money.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2015 event, likely to see millions of pounds raised for good causes in the UK and Africa.

The last Red Nose Day in 2013 saw an impressive fundraising total of £108,436,227.

When is Red Nose Day?

It is on Friday March, 13, 2015.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day runs once every two years and is the main event held by charity Comic Relief. On the years when it is not running, a Sport Relief day takes place.

People across the UK work together to raise life saving cash by holding cake sales and fancy dress days at schools and workplaces.

In the evening, there is several hours worth of television entertainment designed to further boost the fundraising total.

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living in tough conditions across the UK and Africa.

How can I get involved?

For the 2015 Red Nose Day people are being encouraged to make their face look funny for money.

Members of the public can buy one of the nine new noses, be sponsored to paint their face or let their kids do their make-up.

You can find over twenty fundraising ideas on www.rednoseday.com

When is it on television?

Friday, March 13 from 7pm on BBC One, this year, the Red Nose Day telethon will be broadcast live, for the first time ever, from the London Palladium.

Claudia Winkleman, Davina McCall and Lenny Henry will present an evening of entertainment packed full of celebrity performances, comedy gold and silly spoofs.

If that wasn’t enough, the public will also be treated to never-seen-before sketches, including a Phoenix Nights special starring Peter Kay, and Dawn French will return as Geraldine Granger in The Bishop of Dibley.

Where can I buy Red Nose merchandise?

You can buy your Red Nose from Sainsbury’s and Oxfam stores, and your official T-shirts from TK Maxx, or in the Red Nose Day online shop.

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