*Please skip to the bottom for progress updates
Red Nose Day (also known as Comic Relief) is a biennial UK charity event which aims to raise funds for a range of worthy causes in the Uk and Africa. See here for details on the incredible work they do. Their efforts usually culminate in a live TV event on March 15th which informs the viewers of the total amount raised and how that money will be spent.
The main idea of the organisation is to utilise fun and entertainment as motivation for raising money. On the evening many sketches are showcased and familiar faces make an appearance.
See below this wonderful sketch to give you a flavour of the general idea.
Those of you without a UK address and postcode may struggle to donate. Incidentally, Buckingham Palace is a UK address, and the postcode is SW1A 1AA🙂
Join The Team
Alternatively, would you like to join the “Good For Good’s Sake Team” and organise your own fund-raising activity?
This can be anything from selling cakes at work, to getting people to sponsor you to do something “wacky” for the day. Simply click on “Join Team”. From here you will be able to set up your own profile and donations page. Your own fundraising profile will be displayed as a member of the #GFGS Team, and your total donations will also contribute towards the #GFGS team page total.
Anything you can do to raise funds will be fantastic. I’ll share pictures, stories etc relating to any fundraising you have done here on my blog and via Twitter.
This isn’t an opportunity to divide or make an anti-religious message, but to combine our efforts to do something good simply because we can.
I often find “charity” is a card played when debating the advantages of religious belief. It is often assumed those without religion are lacking in generosity and empathy. This is simply not true.
Since creating my Twitter account I’ve been overwhelmed by the general active attitudes of those kind enough to engage with my tweets and feel this would be a fantastic opportunity to put this to good use.
Hopefully we can achieve something we can all be proud of.
I made the #GFGS team page active this morning (Thurs 28th Feb) with a target amount of £250. Less than 24 hours later we’ve already passed £1000. This is simply incredible. What will the total be when March 15th arrives?