Members of the royal family and stars of shows such as Doctor Who, The Vicar of Dibley and Miranda have raised almost £27.4 million for charity in just three hours on the 23rd April.
Around this time every year either Children In Need or Comic Relief would be entertaining the nation in an effort to help those who most need it, but because of Covid-19, Children In Need and Comic Relief joined forces by doing something entirely new; The Big Night In.
The Big Night started at 7pm on Thursday night.
The money will be going to causes that support vulnerable people around the UK whose lives have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. examples include Age UK and Crisis and Mind.
Individuals such Peter Kay, Catherine Tate, David Walliams all took part in this charity special and there was even a surprise sketch between the Duke of Cambridge and Stephen Fry which ultimately led to the nationwide praising the NHS for all of their hard work during this crisis and what they do for us on a day-to-day basis.
Sir Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Matt Baker, Zoe Ball and Paddy McGuinness co-hosted the comedic telephon.
According to the Big Night In website, funds will be split equally, focusing on three different areas. These are: ‘food and other basic essentials’, ‘connecting people with vitals services and tackling isolation’ and ‘supporting local charities and projects to adapt and innovate to address hidden risks’.
The Big Night In reminded people that its still possible to have fun and laugh during this crisis and keep to the all safety measures recommended by the NHS. Information about this new virus can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/