This Friday past was the annual Comic Relief day, where people don red noses and do all sorts of funny things to raise cash for the needy. One figure I have seen says the total raised so far is close to £58 million; this Comic Relief might very well go on to be a record breaker.
There are some things worth considering:
- Comic Relief has run since 1988, raising some £600 million
- In November, there will be Children in Need: this has raised some £500 million since 1980.
- the military budget for the UK alone was close to $60 billion (2006 figures).
- 3.8 million children in Britain live in relative poverty (2007 figures).