Comic Relief celebrates most successful fundraising campaign to date
Total raised so far this year stands at £102m, compared with previous record of £80m in 2009
The fundraising drive, which takes place every two years, raises money to help poor and vulnerable people in the UK and Africa.
Of the total, £86m was raised in donations by the public, including a record £15m in text donations.
More than £11m was raised from the supermarket chain Sainsbury's, as a result of sales of Red Nose Day merchandise and fundraising efforts by staff.
A 52-hour, non-stop radio marathon by the Radio 1 DJs Chris Moyles and Comedy Dave raised more than £2.6m.
Nine celebrities raised more than £1.3m by taking part in the BT Red Nose Desert Trek across the Kaisut Desert in Kenya.
A further £16m has been contributed by the government.
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