With recent events we need something more than ever to cheer us up and remind us of the good that still exists in the world, so happily, Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and the excitement is building!
This year is extra special as for the first time the iconic Red Noses are 100% plastic-free, plant-based! Comic Relief are doing their part, not just for the benefit of people, but for the planet too! Truly good news!
In early 2019, Comic Relief received letters and emails from hundreds of school children from across the country, asking them to create a plastic-free Nose to help reduce single-use plastic waste and protect the environment. Hearing their voices encouraged the charity to step up a gear with their sustainability plans.
One school, Fourlanesend Community Primary School in Cornwall, received the backing of Sir David Attenborough when they wrote to him and shared their alternative Red Nose suggestion. Sir David sent them a handwritten letter which said, “you are perfectly correct to revise the question of replacing plastic products wherever we can, and I hope you get an adequate answer from Comic Relief.”
Comic Relief are also taking steps to ensure that everyone who buys one of the new 100% plastic free Noses this year, can enjoy their Nose safely and responsibly while wearing a mask. Advice will be shared that aligns with the latest government guidance, these include:
• Wash your hands regularly – especially before and after using your Nose.
• Ensure the Nose is kept in a safe and clean place when not in use.
• Follow a one nose per Nose rule.
• There are lots of ways to enjoy your Nose if you don’t wish to wear it on your nose.
This year the iconic noses have been given a nature theme makeover too!
Now more than ever the support that Comic Relief provides is needed. They aim to:
Improve Mental Health
By tackling mental health stigma - as well as making sure people get the support they need.
Ensure people have a safe place to be
Around the world, a shocking 1 in 5 people don't have the shelter they need.
No fear violence or discrimination
The idea that some of us are worth less because of our gender leads to real violence which costs lives. Supporting work on the frontline to help people speak out and seek help so they can escape fear, violence and intimidation.
So whether you’re a magnificent mover or super shaker, daring dress-upper or brilliant baker, whatever your strengths, you can make a difference for people living incredibly tough lives this Red Nose Day. Order your fundraising pack from: www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/fundraise