Red Nose Day 2023 is upon us.


After weeks of fundraising efforts for Comic Relief, the annual telethon will be broadcast live on BBC One to appeal for donations tonight (Friday 17th March).

AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett, Paddy McGuinness, Zoe Ball and Doctor Who's David Tennant (who'll be showing off his new outfit as the Time Lord) are hosting this year's telethon, bringing celeb-packed sketches including comedic takes on Love Island and The Traitors, performances and other surprises to our screens over three hours.

Money raised from the Red Nose Day 2023 appeal will go to the charity Comic Relief, which tackles issues such as food poverty, homelessness and mental health problems.

If you’re wondering how to donate to the charity, we've made a comprehensive guide on how to give money – whether you'd rather do it online or via the phone.

Read on for everything you need to know about donating to Comic Relief.

How to donate to Comic Relief online

There are a number of ways you can donate to Comic Relief – the easiest being to do so on their website.

On the donation page, you can choose to make a single donation of £30, £50, £100 or an amount of your choice, a monthly donation or a donation you made by fundraising money.

If you want to give a donation of over £5,000 or more, you can email Comic Relief's philanthropy team at and visit

How to donate to Comic Relief over the phone

Blue Peter turns into Red Peter for Red Nose Day 2023
Blue Peter turns into Red Peter for Red Nose Day 2023. BBC

You can also donate over the phone by calling 03457 910 910 and use your debit or credit card to make a donation.

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. Calls from mobiles may cost more.

You can also text to donate using the following numbers and codes:

  • Text 'HELP' to 70205 to donate £5
  • Text 'HELP' to 70210 to donate £10
  • Text 'HELP' to 70220 to donate £20
  • Text 'HELP' to 70230 to donate £30

Where can I buy a red nose for Comic Relief 2023?

The Red Nose Day 2023 Love Island sketch.
The Red Nose Day 2023 Love Island sketch. BBC

Another way to donate to Comic Relief 2023 is by buying a red nose.

This year, the famous red nose has been redesigned by former Apple guru Sir Jony Ive and are made almost entirely from plant-based materials.

The product is now available to buy on Amazon, the new home of the Red Nose.

Red Nose Day returns to BBC One on Friday 17th March at 7pm.

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