Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Happy Birthday Comic Relief!

Can you believe that Comic Relief's first televised comedy fund-raising Red Nose Day marathon was on February 5th 1988? No neither can I.

In those past 25 years over 600 million pounds has been raised to help out hundreds of projects at home and abroad. Because of Comic Relief:
  •  160,000 young people have been given the chance of an education
  •  52,000 people now have access to clean water
  •  118 projects have been funded to work with sexually exploited young people
  •  15,000 projects have been funded to help people here in the UK
  •  In total over 50 million people have been heard and helped
As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, three bloggers - Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from Alexander Residence - collectively known as #TeamHonk have been in Ghana visiting projects that have benefited from Comic Relief's work and all the money that you've raised over the past 25 years.

But it doesn't stop there. This year's Red Nose Day is on March 15th so check out www.rednoseday.com for ideas how you, your family, friends, school or workplace can join in with the fun and fund-raising. No doubt Annie, Tanya and Penny will return from Ghana with a whole raft of ideas of what bloggers can do to contribute too.

In the past I've gone to extreme lengths in support of Comic Relief's good work such as appearing half naked in a Red Nose Day t-shirt in the local newspaper I worked for way back in 1995 ...

My actual naked legs, never knowingly exposed since 1995.
.... there was a rush to the newsagent the day this was published I tell you. Mostly by me trying to buy up every copy and burn them. *sighs*

But I promise* I'll keep my limbs covered this Red Nose Day.

*No, not really.

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