Comic Relief or Red Nose Day
Comic Relief was founded in 1985 and runs two biennial fundraising initiatives: Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.
Comic Relief is not actually a charity itself; rather it is a fund-raising company which transfers all its profits to the registered charity called Charity Projects.
The money raised in Comic Relief’s fundraising campaigns is paid out in grants to thousands of exterior charities. While they do not themselves directly fund abortion services, Charity Projects has a record of supporting all the major UK-based promoters and providers of abortion, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Red Nose Day and Sport Relief
Comic Relief organises Red Nose Day in 'odd' years (2011, 2013, 2015 etc.) and Sport Relief in 'even' years (2012, 2014, 2016 etc.). While the two fundraising events may seem different, they are for all practical intents and purposes the same as they both exist to raise money for Comic Relief.
Where your money goes
Below are just a few examples of groups and projects funded recently by Comic Relief, as found on its website:
- A grant of £374, 694 was given to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in January 2011 for work in Swaziland, Mozambique and Ethiopia. IPPF's 2011 financial report says that IPPF affiliates carried out over 1.5 million abortion-related procedures in that year. Also in 2001, IPPF launched “It’s all one curriculum”, a sinister programme to indoctrinate children into the culture of death. Since 2015, Planned Parenthood has been at the centre of an scandal concerning the money they make from baby body parts.
- Amnesty International was given £107,376 for UK-wide work in September 2013, while in November 2012 Amnesty International UK was given £394,395 for work in Kenya. This means a combined total of £501,771 given by Comic Relief to Amnesty, which is actively campaigning for liberalisation of abortion laws in Northern Ireland and Latin America.
- A grant was made to African Initiatives (Ghana) in 2011 for £248,200. This money is being used to fund sexual and reproductive health projects aimed at teen girls.
- The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), which has endorsed a 'right' to choose abortion, promoted morning-after pills, produced pro-euthanasia advance directives ('living wills') and produced highly-explicit sex education material, was given £72,875.
- Save the Children, which supports abortion and promotes contraception, was given approximately £3.8 million for projects in Rwanda; £1 million for India; £0.9 million for Bangladesh; and £0.25 million for both Brazil and the UK respectively.
- Barnardos was given £138,661 in May 2014, following a grant of £165,000 in May 2011. Barnardos runs the Young Womens London Project which offers a 'sexual health service'. Through the service "young women can access a nurse for free condoms, contraception (including emergency contraception) pregnancy testing and advice about abortion/termination." The Barnardos website recommends the websites of Marie Stopes International and the Family Planning Association, two of the UK's leading abortion agencies.
Please send any information you may have about this charity to SPUC, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to SPUC HQ.