Let’s raise some dough for comic relief (hurrah!)

01 March 2017

Red Nose Day is back at HomeSense on Friday 24th March, and it's all about making the world a better place. From bake sales to fancy-dress fundraising, put on your special apron and make your bake matter to raise life-changing cash. Let’s make it count.

It all culminates in a massive night of comedy and entertainment, live on the BBC, with Comic Relief using the money to support projects and help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.

 

Red Nose Day 2015 raised an amazing total of £99,418,831. In fact, to date, Red Nose Day has raised more than £800 million. Making it one of the biggest events on the charity calendar.

 

This year, you can join in by buying Red Nose Day T-shirts (kids and baby) and homeware, raising or donating cash - it's all helping to change lives.

 

Since 1985, Comic Relief, has raised money to help poor and vulnerable people living incredibly tough lives both in the UK and across Africa.

By raising (or donating) cash this Red Nose Day, you're helping to change lives. Of the money you raise for Red Nose Day, 40% will go towards supporting Comic Relief projects here in the UK and 60% towards projects in Africa. Here are just a few ways your contribution could help.

£25 could ensure children are vaccinated against deadly diseases by paying for a community-wide check-up in a remote part of Ethiopia.

In the UK, £1 could enable a mental health charity to answer a call from an isolated young person with mental health issues who desperately needs someone to talk to.

In the UK, £50 could pay for an in-school awareness raising session that helps children to stay safe from online abuse.

£3 could pay for a counselling session for a child devastated by the loss of their parents to Ebola in Sierra Leone.

 

Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales) SC039730 (Scotland).