17th March 2021
Every other year in the UK schools, community groups, clubs and individuals celebrate Red Nose Day which raises money for the charity Comic Relief. The money goes to help children all over the world, in developing countries and closer to home to live a life free of poverty.
This year, Comic Relief are aiming to raise even more money to help the world’s most disadvantaged children. They’ve also worked to make the event greener – this year, the bright red Nose is made from a sustainable form of sugarcane, making them fully plastic free for the first time. The change came about after hundreds of letters were written from school children concerned about the impact of creating items with such a short term relevance that were destined for the bin. Their calls received backing from David Attenborough himself, and the new plastic-free Nose and Woodland Creature theme for 2021 was born!
This year, with child poverty a very current issue and families across the UK struggling, funding for many smaller charities has been lost or cut due to the pandemic. Comic Relief has supported UK charities to help people in the UK to live lives free from poverty for years but this year have supported more UK organisations and individuals than ever before, tackling homelessness, domestic abuse, mental health stigma and other issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic
Comic Relief have provided LOADS of great ideas for fundraising, from pay-to-play office quizzes to sweepstakes. There’s a huge range of free downloadable resources for schools and individuals with loads of new ideas for personal challenges, sponsored events or money-raising ideas here. Red Nose Day has always been about fun and even though it may look a little different this year, there are still lots pf great ways to raise money by celebrating the day safely!
Finally, if you are looking for ideas to raise some money and some laughs in the staffroom, we found this great list of ideas for Red Nose Day in the office!
We hope you enjoy Red Nose Day however you and your class chose – we’ll be sharing our favourite costumes and projects on twitter on March the 19th – follow us now.
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