Comic Relief is a major UK charity that strives to fight global poverty, using the power of entertainment as a vehicle for change.
The charity hosts two major fundraising events, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, enabling its year-round ambition to tackle the causes of poverty and social injustice around the world.
Since its launch in 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £900 million, worked in more than 70 countries, and funded 15,786 projects in the UK alone.
The organization specializes in making a difference for young people, mental health, those suffering from domestic violence, malaria, or HIV, and helping better education systems.
In 2001, J.K. Rowling was invited to participate in that year’s fundraising efforts. That March, the culmination of her agreement, the publication of two short books inspired by the Harry Potter series, was finally complete. Since it was republished in 2009, every copy of Bloomsbury’s editions sold results in a donation of £1.15 toward the charity.