Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

What did your work place do to raise money for Comic Relief?

Do you know what the day raises money for?

Red Nose Day is the fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief, a campaign that brings as many people across the UK (since 1988) together in the effort to raise money and change the lives of children living in poverty.

The charity originated in 1985, when Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson came up with the idea of using comedy to raise money to help change the lives of those living in Africa.

That Christmas Day, Comic Relief was seen Live on BBC One from a refugee camp in Sudan, during the Late Late Breakfast Show presented by Noel Edmonds’.

1988 saw the first Comic Relief Red Nose, now sold by the millions in Oxfam shops. Comic Lenny Henry and a group of children in Ethiopia celebrated it. More than 150 celebrities and comedians took part and it was broadcast to 30million viewers, raising over £15million

The campaign also began in the US in 2015, with the aim of ending poverty in the poorest communities in the US and the World.

Two of our apprentices here at TCHC, took it upon themselves to bake a delicious selection of cakes and traybakes to sell in our Watford head office. Raising our own, modest, contribution to Red Nose Day and Comic Relief of: £68

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