TK Maxx & Comic Relief

Since 2005, together with our customers we’ve raised over £25million for Comic Relief changing thousands of lives.

Wherever you are in the UK, there is a Comic Relief funded project near you helping vulnerable children and young people to get the best start in life, supporting mental health issues, providing a safe place to live and fighting for gender justice.

Comic Relief supports organisations that help the most vulnerable children and families in the UK and around the world. Comic Relief is offering support to hundreds of organisations that it currently funds to help them adapt their services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic These include people who rely on homeless centres, food banks, domestic violence shelters, isolated older people, children living in poverty or refugees.

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

One of the many ways we raise money for Comic Relief is by producing and selling thousands of Red Nose Day t-shirts and an exciting range of homeware products.

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).