It\’s here! The third annual Red Nose Day in America is May 25, and NEWS CENTER is proud to participate in this wonderful cause. Red Nose Day is a campaign that uses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty. The very first Red Nose Day was held nearly 30 years ago in the U. K. Since then, they\’ve raised more than $1 billion. WCSH 6 (@WCSH6) NBC\’s Red Nose Day fundraising broadcast special on Thursday will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and feature comedy, music and a special reunion film featuring the cast of Love Actually called Red Nose Day Actually.
Actor and funny-man Paul Rudd was in Maine for Red Nose Day. 8:00 p. m. ET/PT – Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day at 8:00 p. m
9:00 p. m. ET/PT – Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day 10:00 p. m. ET/PT – The Red Nose Day Special hosted by Hardwick Boys Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Feeding America are just some of the beneficiaries of Red Nose Day grants. Everyone is encouraged to wear their red noses, organize fundraising events and watch and donate during the night of Red Nose Day programming on NBC. Red noses are sold exclusively at Walgreens or Duane Reade locations.
Comic Relief is a charity founded in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic ReliefБs appeal is Red Nose Day, a day where people raise money by doing something fun and appeal for sponsorship in order to do so. The charity states that its aim is to Бbring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses peopleБs immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injusticeБ.
One of the fundamental principles behind working at Comic Relief is the БGolden Pound PrincipleБ where every single donated pound is spent on charitable projects. All operating costs, such as staff salaries, are covered by corporate sponsors, or interest earned on money waiting to be distributed. We were asked to arrive on Friday in Tuxedos / Black Tie or TiaraБs in exchange for a donation towards Comic Relief. To add to the fun we weБre also provided with a classic British meal Fish Chips van at our soap making factory along with cakes buns!
ItБs important to us as a company to give something back to those who arenБt as fortunate as us. ItБs easy to forget how lucky we are to have such things as running clean water and good sanitation. Many others around the world donБt have easy access to the simple things we take for granted. By close of end of play we had managed to raise an incredible бе2000 which is a great step towards making a change.