Funnyman David Walliams has flown to Kenya as part of his work for Britain's upcoming 2015 Comic Relief charity telethon.

The Little Britain star is visiting disadvantaged children who have been helped by money raised through the drive, and he hopes the trip will boost awareness of the charity's annual Red Nose Day in March (15).

The actor/comedian has a long-running affiliation with Comic Relief - he swam the English Channel in 2005 and Britain's River Thames in 2011 to raise funds for the cause, which provides money for deprived families in the U.K. and Africa.

Walliams tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Red Nose Day is now 27 years old and I'm here to tell you that the money people so kindly donate in the U.K. can and does transform the lives of those that need help the most. There are thousands of children that Comic Relief has helped and there are many thousands more, maybe hundreds of thousands more that we still need to reach out to."

This year's (15) Red Nose Day telethon takes place on 13 March (15).