TK Maxx & Comic Relief

Wear a laugh, change a life

Since 2005, together with our customers, we’ve raised over £21 million for Comic Relief and this year we’re continuing our commitment to children and vulnerable young people with a range of exclusive tees and accessories, designed by Disney, for Red Nose Day.

Watch our tee-hee-hee-v commercial

See how Mickey creates mayhem with a few Red Noses and some familiar faces

Where the money goes

Who the money helps

By buying a t-shirt you’re helping vulnerable children and young people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities


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Meet Heather, 20, from Derbyshire

Heather struggled with an eating disorder, Bulimia, which caused her to binge eat and spend up to three hours a day exercising. At 16 she sought help from charity First Steps. The project uses money raised through Red Nose Day to employ support workers, run support groups and a peer mentoring service designed to help young people like Heather.

“First Steps Derbyshire helped me find my confidence again and give me hope to see there is a way out and it does get better.” She now volunteers as a mentor helping other children and young people and is pursuing her dream of studying Sports Rehabilitation at University.

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Meet Elsie, 12, from Kenya

Elsie lives in a very poor neighbourhood where there’s a high level of crime, gender-based violence and a lack of opportunities for girls.

With the support of Comic Relief, Boxgirls supports women’s and girls’ empowerment. They challenge gender stereotypes, create opportunities and empower young girls in slums to make positive choices in their lives. Giving them the chance to participate in non-traditional sports, they also learn about their rights and develop skills in money management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Naturally a shy girl, Elise has been growing in confidence since joining boxing coaching sessions at her school. Thanks to the weekly training, she is now more outgoing and is doing well in school.

How the t-shirt cotton benefits Ugandan Farmers

The Fairtrade Cotton in our tees was grown by farmers in Uganda, supported by TK Maxx's sustainable trade programme which empowers cotton farmers to increase their income so they can send their children to school and improve their life chances.

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Our Red Nose Day t-shirts have been made from Fairtrade Ugandan Cotton and are manufactured in a factory certified against the Fairtrade Cotton Standard.

©Disney. Photography by Greg Williams. Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief which is the trading name of Charity Projects, a registered charity in England and Wales (326568) and Scotland (SC039730).