Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2022 is taking place next week on Friday 18th March, and this year it’s all about you. Yes, you. There are loads of ways you can get involved, from buying Red Noses to baking cakes, or from taking part in physical endurance challenges to simply donating over the phone or online. Whatever you are able to will make a difference, and you have the power to change lives for the better.
The fast-deteriorating ongoing situation in Ukraine 🇺🇦 is extremely concerning to everyone around the world, which is why, as the conflict intensifies, Comic Relief will be working with their charitable partners to make sure that your Red Nose Day donations can support those fleeing from the war.
Poverty isn’t simple and often isn’t always easy to see. The Covid-19 pandemic has made people’s lives harder, so your support is more important now than ever before. All year-round, the money donated to Comic Relief goes toward projects dedicated to improving living standards. In fact, in the last two years, the charity has supported 11.7 million people, including:
- 750,000 people facing financial and material poverty to access advice and support.
- More than 46,000 children and young people in the UK and more than 8.1 million internationally.
- More than 29,000 people who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse to access safe accommodation and specialist services.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Jordan North took on the ultimate challenge by rowing the 100 miles between London and his home town of Burnley in Lancashire as a complete beginner, all to raise money for vital projects that allow people to live freely from poverty, violence and discrimination. It was wet and cold… and extremely hard work. Jordan was pushed to his physical and mental limits but he successfully managed to complete the challenge whilst also raising an impressive £600,000.
You don’t have to row 100 miles to raise money for Comic Relief. You could “bake” a difference, or host a board games night and ask people to pay what they can to play. There is a whole host of ideas and resources on the Comic Relief website, so there are unlimited possibilities for what you can do. Everyone can get involved. Whatever you do, the money raised from your hard work and support has the power to change and improve lives.