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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Red Nose Day 2015

What Is It?

Comic Relief is a British charity that raises money for people in poverty across Africa and the UK. Since it was established in 1985 there have been hundreds of charities that have benefited in which thousands of children have received clothing, food, education and most importantly health care / vaccinations.

When Is It?

On Friday 13th March live on BBC One the televisation of the fundraising will begin and be host to loads of sketches, music acts, performances and looking at the efforts of those raising money.

What Does The Money Do?

£10 could buy a school uniform for a child living on the streets of Ghana.
£15 could pay for 6 people in the UK with dementia to take part in a therapeutic workshop, to enhance their self-confidence and communication skills.
£20 could fully vaccinate five children in Malawi against a deadly virus that causes diarrhea and kills more than 600 African children every day.
£50 will pay for replacement care for a young carer in the UK, so they can sit their exams without worrying about their loved one.
£60 could buy a set of crutches for a child with a disability in Zambia, so they can get to and from school.  
£100 could enable three women who survived domestic abuse in Uganda to start their own small business, so they can provide for their children.

Other Ways To Show Support

Wear one of the t-shirts or onesie that can be found at TK Maxx or on the official Red Nose Day website.

Pick up a pair of deeley boppers, a wristband or a mug from Sainsbury's.

You can also pick up weekly shopping items that support Red Nose Day like Malteasers, Persil, PG Tips, or Weetabix.

If you don't want to make your face funny for money, how about your hair? Can pick up a can of red hairspray from Claire's or wear the Rimmel London Red Nose Red Lipstick

How Do I Donate?

Online : https://www.rednoseday.com/donate

Telephone : 03457 910 910

Post a cheque to : Red Nose Day 2015
                              Ernst & Young
                              PO Box 51543
                              SE1 2UG

At the Bank : Just ask for a Red Nose Day Giro Slip.

At the Post Office : Pay money into the Red Nose Day Account which is "FreePay Account 5550".

By Text : £1 - FUNNY to 70011

               £1 - BEARD to 70011
               £3 - PERSIL to 70703

               £3 - HELP to 70703
               £3 - RED to 70703

               £3 - GIVE to 70703
               £3 - BEARD to 70703
               £5 - FIVE to 70510
               £5 - BAKE to 70005
               £5 - RADIO to 70005
               £5 - DERMOT to 70005
               £5 - DANCE to 70005
               £5 - SONG to 70005

               £5 - DARTS to 70005
               £10 - TEN to 70010
               £10 - YES to 70010

How Can I Raise Awareness?

The main thing I wanted to express in doing this post is that raising money is important but so is raising awareness.
Social Media makes it easier to see what is happening, the efforts of people involved and where the money is going. It also makes it easier to make something go viral, we've seen it happen with the Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie's.

This year, make your face funny for money and take a selfie.
Upload it to every social media you have with the message
"text FUNNY to 70011 to donate £1"
Use the hashtag #RND15 and Donate.

Not only will we raise money and awareness for the amazing charities funded by Red Nose Day but we'll be positive with Social Media.

As always, thanks for reading...

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