Every two years, Red Nose Day graces our tv screens in bid to raise a
load of cash for children and communities in need. Using the power of
comedy and laughter, Red Nose Day has raised a staggering £950 million
over the 27 years its been running.
Red Nose Day, or Comic
Relief as its also known, was founded by comedy scriptwriter Richard
Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in 1985 in response to famine in
With the sole aim to ‘bring about positive and lasting
change in the lives of poor and disadvantage people’, Comic relief’s
fundraising success has led to sister projects, including Sport Relief,
founded in 2002.
Red Nose Day now features worldwide, and this
year is being launched over in America. Selling merchandise to suit all,
as well as RND TV shows, records and fundraising packages, RND has
truly become a statement in British fundraising culture.
every event growing bigger and better than the last, this year is no
exception. With shows already having the RND make over, including TV
favourites Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing, there is
still much more to expect this Friday.
Legendary characters from
British history will return for one night only including Mr Bean as well
as special guests including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Fry, Sheridan
Smith, David Gandy, and Daniel Craig, featuring in a special one off
James Bond sketch as our favourite secret agent.
With tv specials including comedy favourite The Vicar of Dibley, comedic value will not be short this 27th year.
course, there are events all this week running up and down the country
in aid of Red Nose Day, with all kinds of bizarre and wacky fundraising
efforts looking to inspire me and you alike to get involved!
year, RND has turned its heel and looked to baking as inspiration for
many of us to raise a little cash. In true comic relief spirit, and with
my Red Nose firmly in place, I tried baking in hope of some not so
I am no Mary Berry, but as well described in all campaigns, there’s no need to be good to bake.
aim was to make some scrumptious looking red cupcakes with strawberry
fondant icing and a nice red sweet to finish it off. It didn’t turn out
just how I had hoped, but at least they were edible. Selling to family
and friends at hefty prices, I managed to raise a mere £20.
you want to get involved, there are plenty ways possible. Even buying a
RND cooking apron, designer t-shirt, a red nose or any other red nose
merchandise all goes towards the good cause. You can even tweet and
instagram your funny face selfie for RND using the hashtag #RND, I did!
So get involved, watch on Friday night. Can’t be guaranteed you won’t cry though.