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Red Nose Day 2011

Where Does The Money Go?

 

Do you know where the money goes? Across Africa lots of people are suffering from a very common and serious eye disease called cataract which could potentially blind them. Some celebrities were trekking around the world’s harshest deserts in Kenya. They travelled 100 kilometres (62 mi) and raised £1,375,037!
In Africa every day, thousands of people are desperate to escape terrible poverty in horrible rural areas across Africa. They often move to the city with high hopes to find a job and to look after, feed and put a roof over their family’s heads. But life is often tougher when they get there and usually can’t afford to pay the city rents. If they can’t afford it they are forced to live in overcrowded slums or the streets where they just moved from.
Your money that you donate to comic relief is helping these people in urban slums improve their living conditions and life in general.
Your money that you donate to comic relief is helping these people in urban slums improve their living conditions and life in general. Your money can pay for changes like access to clean water, toilets and basic health care. Just better living conditions all together and often the legal right to occupy the land — so families can build their own house instead of living in overcrowded slums or the streets.

Malaria
Malaria is one of the biggest issues Red Nose Day is trying to tackle. Malaria is a fatal disease that kills over 781,000 people every year and 90% of these unfortunate people live in Africa, and 85% of these people are under 5 years old.
But your money will help these people hugely. £8 will pay for 10 children to be tested for this life threatening disease, so they can get the treatment they need. Just a fiver can buy a mosquito net to prevent this disease happening in the first place.
£120 could get together 4 people in Africa and give them the training they need to cure these people and the medicines to help them fight malaria. See what your money can do? Thank-you for helping these people in Africa

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