Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day began in 1988 in an attempt to change millions of lives across the UK and the world. The very first Red Nose Day raised a whopping £15 million.
Although Comic Relief began as a response to the famine in Ethiopia, since then it has expanded to include aid for issues such as domestic violence, education, gender equality and HIV. Since it began in 1985, Comic Relief has helped fund over 17,000 projects in the UK ALONE.
Since then, Red Nose Day has encouraged millions of people the get involved in activities and fundraising around the world. However, they don’t only aim to raise money, but to raise awareness also for issues that would otherwise easily go unspoken about.
Red Nose Day is also a great way of helping young children learn about the issues that Comic Relief campaign for and there are plenty of ways to get involved. Schools and groups across the country are encouraged to dress up, take part in bake sales, create comic talent shoes and other fun activities to try and raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief!
Here are some fundraising ideas that you could take part in:
- A charity bake sale
- A quiz
- A spondered event, like a sponsored silence, sponsored swim etc
- Fancy dress
- Guessing games and other classroom games/activities
So, whatever you’re planning on doing for Red Nose Day, make sure you let us know by tagging us on Instagram on Facebook. Don’t forget to wear your best red shoes and outfit to support the cause and give as much money as you can!