One of the most popular UK charity events returns this March.
Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day has raised more than £1.25 billion since its inception in 1985.
The fundraiser, which takes place every two years, will see celebrities and comedians take part in a number of challenges and adventures.
Groups including the Art Angels, Dundee Rep Theatre and the city-based Scottish Dance Theatre have all benefited from funding raised by the organisation.
Comic Relief also funds a lead worker for the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Dundee and Angus (WRASAC).
With the money handed over by Comic Relief, the centre is able to develop and run age-appropriate support services for both boys and girls aged 11-18 providing support and helping them overcome the trauma of abuse.
One of those helped by the Dundee service was Catherine – not her real name – who was sexually abused by her mum’s partner when she was 14.
Catherine was asked by her mum to lie to the police, but after confiding in a counsellor at school, she was able to start receiving the help she needed, as well as allow police to prosecute the offender.
She has been attending the centre since, crediting it for helping her recover some confidence.
She said: “School referred me to WRASAC over a year ago and I started seeing them once a week.
“I told them I felt anxious and scared, I didn’t feel safe in case he came back. I’m not scared at all any more.
“WRASAC meant I always had someone to talk to, they were my safety net. I wasn’t alone.”
The group supports women, children and young people affected by rape, sexual abuse and exploitation. Dundee has the highest level of reported rapes in Scotland, according to WRASAC, the most common age category of offences being committed against those aged 15 and under.
Comic Relief will be broadcast on Friday March 15.