WHAT IS RED NOSE DAY?
Created by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day is a campaign to help raise awareness of and put an end to child poverty. Red Nose Day helps to fund programmes, put on entertainment and help raise money to keep children healthy, safe and educated all around the world. The money raised will go straight to the Red Nose Day fund and supplies grants to different ranges of programmes round the world. The first ever first live Red Nose Day fundraising was held on the 4th April 1986, which was created by the BBC, Richard Curtis and Sir Lenny Henry. So far they have raised over 1 billion pound to help safeguard children all over the world.
WHEN IS RED NOSE DAY?
Red Nose Day will be held on the 19th March 2021, it will be broadcast live on the BBC One. The hosts will be Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuiness and Sir Lenny Henry. There will be a lot more famous faces on the show and you will see two celebrity team captains going head to head by competing in a race with a difference, you have to tune into BBC One to find out more.
WHERE WILL THE FUNDS GO THIS YEAR?
This year the funds will go towards tackling issues such as homelessness and also will support people facing abuse and mental health issues. Funds will also help people struggling because of the Coronavirus Global Pandemic.
WHAT ABOUT THE 2021 NOSES?
In early 2019, Comic Relief received plenty of emails and letters from school children across the country asking them to create a plastic-free Nose to help protect the environment and reduce single-use plastic waste. The new nose has taken over 18 months to develop following extensive research and testing into suitable plastic-free alternate materials. The noses will be available in 10 different characters representing the great outdoors for the public to collect. The noses will be: Chief, Robin, Snail, Fox, Badger, Caterpillar, Lady B, Daisy, Tommy and plus the Ultra Rare Gold Edition Gold Tommy.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
There are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved to raise money. You can buy red noses, Pixar T-shirts, games, pin badge and drink bottles are also being sold to help raise money for those in need. You can even hold your own fundraiser or tune into BBC One. Even the CBBC will also be getting involved and spreading some joy, with a interactive Red Nose map on the website, which will show just how smiley the UK has become. Newsround, Blue Peter, Saturday Mash Up and CBBC HQ will be showing some top jokes sent in by kids around the UK.
ACTIVITIES TO DO TO RAISE MONEY?
- How many noses in the jar? Fill a large jar and put as many red noses in there and get everyone to pay £1 or £2 to guess how many are in there, whoever guesses right wins a prize and the money raised you can donate.
- A sponsored silence. If you are known to be a chatterbox or enjoy a long conversation, get people to sponsor you to keep quiet for a certain amount of hours and see how many people will be willing to give their money away to keep you quiet. All the money raised you can donate.
- Have a quiz night. Get your family and friends round and charge them £1 or £2 per person to play. Whoever gets the most questions right wins a bottle of champagne or a cute hamper. All the money raised you can donate.
- Get sponsored. Collecting money to put yourself through some sort of challenge like a run, walk, cycle or you can find something fun to do. You might find your friends, family or colleagues tend yo pay up faster if there’s some sort of suffering involved on your part. How much you raise you can donate.
- A swear jar. Get all your family involved and each time you or them swear you have to put a certain amount of money in the jar. At the end of the week you can donate the money.
- Come to work or school in fancy dress. If your school children or work employees want to come to school in work in fancy dress as their favourite character they can just pay you £1 or £2 per person. You can donate the money raised.
If your still stuck for ideas or what to do about fundraising or want to buy Red Nose Day Merchandise you can go to rednoseday.com. On the site you will also find loads of ideas for fundraising for early years, primary and secondary and also for adults.
Comic Relief Co-Founder, Sir Lenny Henry, said: “We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different. Of course we want to raise as much money as possible for people who really need it in the UK around the world. But we also want to make you smile and bring you some ;laughter over the coming weeks.”