Friday, 24 March 2017

Five on Friday- Comic Relief

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Thanks for visiting.

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!
Two - Fundraising

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 & EMPOWERED

They 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

Cheerio



29 comments:

  1. Have you seen the trailer for the new Love Actually sketch, it was very clever I thought. This is part of the UK institution every March, I loved it as a youngster the TV side of it and all the money raised and now my children do too. We are a good nation at giving, long may it last

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    1. It's amazing how much money is collected each year, brilliant too.

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  2. I still have the fluffy red nose that laughs when you drop it. My cats play with it, and sometimes they hit it hard enough to make it laugh. It comes as a bit of a shock when you're not expecting it!

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    1. Ha! Naughty cats! It's such a fun idea to sell red noses, it would only happen here, wouldn't it.

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  3. I can't wait to see the Love Actually sketch. I really miss Red Nose Day. I remember when it first started. The Malteaser cake looks really yummy.

    Thanks for sharing your Five on Friday

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    1. They must have enjoyed making it and getting back together again. Great idea.

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  4. Nice to see you again, Karen.
    It is for the first time to know about Red Nose Day in the UK! Those cute red noses make me smile.
    I am pleased to know that your son enjoyed Okonomiyaki in Osaka. Hope he continues exciting trip!!!
    Have a good weekend.

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    1. He is in Kyoto now and then back to Tokyo before returning home. He loves it all. Have a good week. 😊

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    2. I hope,next time, he will visit Nara,which is the oldest ancient city of Japan. I am sure he will enjoy the greatest Buddha and the 1000 of deer roaming in the Nara Park! Say hello to your son. Have a wonderful new week!

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    3. Many thanks for your suggestions, I'll let you know if he is able to get to Nara. 😊

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  5. It is good to see all the noses together as I had forgotten about some of them. Red Nose Day us a great tradition which I hope continues for many more years.

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    1. It's a good way of getting everyone motivated to help. Maybe we should crochet some red noses for next year!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful cause. That cake looks delicious. I still need to get around to seeing Love Actually. I have friends who love the movie but I've never sat and watched it. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jean, the cake does look good, doesn't it. 😊

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  7. Those are some very fun red noses. All for very good causes, especially reaching out to help others beyond borders. Something we all should be doing around the world. It's not just one nation, but all of us together that makes this world a better a place. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. It's a great cause and makes all the difference to some people. Thanks, I'll enjoy both days!

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  8. Oops! I'm so confused. It's only Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  9. I remember when it hadn't been around for very long we were stopped in the street in Cambridge by a Swedish couple who wanted to know why a lot of cars had red 'noses' on their fronts. It was hard to explain why but they seemed to take it all in and went on their way happily:)

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    1. Ha ha! We are a bit crazy but all in a good cause. 😊

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  10. I haven't seen red nose day promoted for years, I didn't think it still happened. I'm glad it does, maybe I just haven't taken enough notice.

    Diana

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    1. It always seems to take me by surprise but keeps on going raising lots of money.

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  11. I love seeing all the old red nose designs, many fond memories fooling around in them!

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    1. They always come up with something different to catch the imagination and raise more money.

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  12. Great post! Have a good week :)

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