13th March 2003




Comedy will be on the curriculum at the University of Lincoln tomorrow (Friday), where staff and students will be raising money for Comic Relief.


Here’s a taste of the wacky fund-raising stunts going ahead on campus tomorrow:









Comic Relief was first aired on BBC1 on Christmas Day 1985 from a refugee camp in Sudan and began with a few live events drawing support from across the comedy community.


The first ever Red Nose Day hit TV screens three years later, when Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones and Jonathan Ross presented a show which raised an amazing £15 million!


Since then there have been eight Red Nose Days which have together raised more than £220 million for charity projects in the UK and overseas.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk