Today, people, across the UK will be getting together to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive – whether it be dressing up with friends, having an office bake sale or even climbing a mountain there’s still time to do something for Red Nose Day.
With ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman battling injury and exhaustion to complete their 24-hour danceathon, this, the biennial highlight of Comic Relief continues to “bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice,”
Taking place live from BBC Elstree Studios, the creation of Sir Lennie Henry and Richard Curtis, and supported by the BBC, BT, Sainsbury’s supermarket chain and British Airways, 33 years on since its inception the belly-aching day of frivolity and fundraising promises to be nothing but shear anarchic fun.
Having already raised some £1,047,083,706, since 1986, and selling 50 different red noses over 17 Red Nose Days, today’s activities promises to raise millions more for interests both at home and abroad.
There are 11 different noses available to buy this year – including ‘rare’ and ‘ultra-rare’ noses.