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Tricky and Carly from the FAST blog have taken over from Amy today to host the Five on Friday link-up, do join in using the link at the end of the post.
This Friday coincides with Red Nose Day in the UK, a fundraising telethon, part of Comic Relief set up in 1985, which happens every two years alternating with Sports Relief, where people are invited to "do something funny for money" to help people living tough lives in the UK and Africa, so my five relate to this charity.
One - Red Noses
Since 1988, plastic red noses of different shapes and sizes and other merchandise have gone on sale to raise money and promote the day. Costing only £1 and available in supermarkets, it's an easy way to support the cause. Lots more merchandise is available.
|This year's selection includes a rare Frankinose, not pictured, something for the collectors!|
|Here are a few noses from the past, not to be sniffed at!|
Quite popular these days are baking sales or coffee mornings. The website offers all sorts of downloadable ideas and kits to help these go with a bang as well as some stunning recipes using maltesers to get everyone buying. Have a look at the recipes here.
Three - TV
Friday evening will be given over to a night of comedy sketches, live comedy and music on BBC1 interspersed with films highlighting the deserving causes to encourage everyone to join in the fundraising. This year a Red Nose sequel to Love Actually is promised.
Four - Grants
Comic Relief's vision is for
A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE IS SAFE, HEALTHY, EDUCATED & EMPOWEREDThey make grants under four programmes - Investing in children and young people, Empowering women and girls, Improving health and wellbeing, Building stronger communities. 40-50% of the money raised is used in the UK with the rest used mainly in Africa but also in Latin America and Asia and beyond. See the website for more information. in 2015, they raised £99,418,831 and over the last 30 years the total has reached over £1 billion.
Five - Donations
If you are interested to read more about the charity or want to donate, please follow this link.
Have a great weekend