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Eddie Izzard is attempting to run 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa – one for each year Nelson Mandela spent in prison. His release, in 1990, paved the way for Comic Relief to make the first of many grants to South African projects. Find out more about the work we do in South Africa, and the difference your money can make below.

Eddie goes POP

Eddie visits the POP Centre in Prince Albert, to find out how your money can help change the lives of disadvantaged children in the community.

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Eddie meets New Life

During his 13th marathon, Eddie stops off to visit the New Life project, to see how your money has helped children living in poverty in Beaufort West, South Africa.

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Your money is making a big difference in South Africa

From funding projects helping people affected by HIV, to transforming the status and lives of women and girls, the money you've donated is making a real difference.

Nelly's story

The money you raise helps to transform lives like Nelly's every day.

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Making a difference in South Africa

In the same year that Mandela was released from prison, Comic Relief made its first ever grant in South Africa. Since then, they have supported almost 200 organisations to bring lasting change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people.

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A story that helped shape the modern day South Africa

In 1962 the apartheid government stole land from 3 million black farmers. Your money helped the people of Elandskloof get their land back.

If, like Eddie, you want make a difference with your own challenge, walk, run, swim or cycle yourself proud in one of over 1,000 events across the UK.