It’s almost that time again! Yes, that’s right, it’s been two years and Red Nose Day is almost here, 15th March to be exact. What’s more, it has been 25 years since its first edition back in 1988 and It has gained national institution status ever since. The first RND took the nation by storm, bringing together comedy and charity like never before on live national TV!
What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a part of Comedy Relief and it is a time when comedy and charity go hand-in-hand in order to help some of the poorest and unfortunate people in the UK and the rest of the world. The organisers of the event strive towards a world free from poverty. As stated on RND’s official website, their aim is ‘to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice, rather than simply treating the symptoms.’
Comedy Relief also gives away grants to worthy projects. It is at the heart of what they do. By giving out these grants, they help change the life of many people, whole communities and also make a big impact on wider society too.
What happens on Red Nose Day?
The BBC gives celebrities and comedians an entire evening to entertain the nation whilst urging them to donate generously. Basically, the participants do funny things for money. Helpful and entertaining at the same time, what can a person want more?
15th March is setting out to be colossal! It will achieve that with the help of the of 7 ‘fun raisers’ in the faces of Jesse J, Miss Piggy, Jason Donovan, Keith Lemon, Helen Skelton, Mary Berry and Lenny Henry. They will raise funds in 7 unique ways.
One Direction will pitch in as well with their charity single One Way or Another and most of its proceeds will be donated to Comic Relief.
How can you participate?
If you would like for Red Nose Day to reach out to as many people as possible, you can help by either buying a red nose from high street shops such as Sainsbury’s and Oxfam or get your hands on the gorgeous Stella McCartney-designed Red Nose Day T-shirts which you can pick up from TK Maxx.
Additional RND goodies, which are available in the shops, are Pin Badges, Wrist Bands, Deeley Boppers and Dinoroars.
My own personal note…
Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £800 million to tackle poverty and social injustice. That is an incredible accomplishment, which has helped change the life of many people. I would strongly urge everyone to take part in it and donate, so that more people will once again start to believe that there is hope in life. After all, we are people and we should help and support those in need! 🙂
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