by Liz McGinn
Every year the BBC runs a huge televised fundraising event called Comic Relief. Its aim is to raise as much money as possible for worthwhile causes in the UK and Africa. The fundraising, undertaken by both ordinary people and celebrities, culminates in an evening television extravaganza featuring stories of both the fundraisers and the charities the event supports. This year’s event raised a staggering £17 million ($27 million USD).