Davina McCall visits Tanzania for Comic Relief

Davina McCall in Tanzania
Fleur de Force, HC Sarah Cooke and Davina McCall in Tanzania for Comic Relief. Photo: Twitter/UKinTanzania

British television presenter, Davina McCall, is currently in Tanzania.

Yesterday, along with a team from UK based charity Comic Relief, she was hosted by the UK High Commissioner for Tanzania, Sarah Cooke, and her team.

Davina McCall in Tanzania
Davina McCall with Sarah Cooke in Tanzania. Photo: Twitter/HCSarahCooke

Since 1989, Comic Relief have allocated over £43.9 million to 84 projects which have helped over 3.7 million people in Tanzania. This includes 11 million nets designed to tackle malaria in the country.

This isn’t the first time British celebrities have visited the country to see the work funded by Comic Relief first hand.

Comic Relief in Tanzania
The UK High Commission in Tanzania hosts represntatives from UK based charity, Comic Relief. Photo: Twitter/UKinTanzania

In 2011, X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle, made an emotional trip to the country where he met mothers and babies including 21 month old Hasan who had already suffered from typhoid and malaria in his short life.

Matt Cardle in Tanzania
Matt Cardle in Tanzania for Comic Relief. Photo: Comic Relief

Thanks to support from the charity, Hasan and others like him were getting the treatment they needed to recover from their life-threatening illnesses.

Two years later, property expert and TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp visited Tanzania to see how money raised from Red Nose Day was helping local women get their first crucial foot on the business ladder.

Kirstie Allsopp in Tanzania
Kirstie Allsopp in Tanzania for Comic Relief. Photo: Comic Relief

During her visit, she met those benefiting from the Tanzania Gatsby Trust (TGT) which provides special training to women wanting to start a business who would otherwise find it almost impossible to get their ideas off the ground.