Make your face funny for money - RND'15




Every two years, Red Nose Day graces our tv screens in bid to raise a load of cash for children and communities in need. Using the power of comedy and laughter, Red Nose Day has raised a staggering £950 million over the 27 years its been running.

Red Nose Day, or Comic Relief as its also known, was founded by comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia.

With the sole aim to ‘bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantage people’, Comic relief’s fundraising success has led to sister projects, including Sport Relief, founded in 2002.



Red Nose Day now features worldwide, and this year is being launched over in America. Selling merchandise to suit all, as well as RND TV shows, records and fundraising packages, RND has truly become a statement in British fundraising culture.

With every event growing bigger and better than the last, this year is no exception. With shows already having the RND make over, including TV favourites Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing, there is still much more to expect this Friday.

Legendary characters from British history will return for one night only including Mr Bean as well as special guests including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Fry, Sheridan Smith, David Gandy, and Daniel Craig, featuring in a special one off James Bond sketch as our favourite secret agent.

With tv specials including comedy favourite The Vicar of Dibley, comedic value will not be short this 27th year.

Of course, there are events all this week running up and down the country in aid of Red Nose Day, with all kinds of bizarre and wacky fundraising efforts looking to inspire me and you alike to get involved!

This year, RND has turned its heel and looked to baking as inspiration for many of us to raise a little cash. In true comic relief spirit, and with my Red Nose firmly in place, I tried baking in hope of some not so disastrous cupcakes.
I am no Mary Berry, but as well described in all campaigns, there’s no need to be good to bake.

The aim was to make some scrumptious looking red cupcakes with strawberry fondant icing and a nice red sweet to finish it off. It didn't turn out just how I had hoped, but at least they were edible. Selling to family and friends at hefty prices, I managed to raise a mere £20.

If you want to get involved, there are plenty ways possible. Even buying a RND cooking apron, designer t-shirt, a red nose or any other red nose merchandise all goes towards the good cause. You can even tweet and instagram your funny face selfie for RND using the hashtag #RND, I did!

So get involved, watch on Friday night. Can’t be guaranteed you won’t cry though.


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  1. I love red nose day actually and I usually just donate but I went out and bought noses, key rings and badges etc just so I felt like it wasn't just an empty donation, I want to bake too though xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. I love RND and this year I thought I would do a little more than just the donate in the evening. Funnily enough, despite them not coming out completely how I wanted, I have got the baking bug, macaroons currently in the oven hahaha xxx

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