It’s about that time of year again when celebrities and the like come out of hiding and perform humorous TV sketches, take on crazy challenges with the aim of raising money and awareness for much needed cause.
Comic relief started back in 1985 and was founded by Richard Curtis (Very famous British scriptwriter- Love Actually, Bridget Jones, Vicar of Dibley…etc) and of course comedian Sir Lenny Henry. Alternating between Comic relief and sport relief every year, Red Nose Day gets the UK fundraising from school bake sales, silly fancy dress to charity singles like Peter Kay’s ‘Is this the way to Amarillo’.
Since starting both Comic and Sport relief have raised over £1,047,083,706!
Every year this organisation continues to raise funds and much needed support for charities helping people in poverty and tackling so many important issues that less fortunate people have to face everyday. The projects that have been set up and funded are changing lives across Africa and here in the U.K.
This year fashion photographer Rankin teamed up with TK Maxx to create a range of limited edition clothing and homeware. The t-shirts were manufactured in Africa using fabric sourced locally. I picked Lola’s little t-shirt up for £6.99 in our local store. It’s such a lovely idea to involve a high street retailer with such a worthy campaign.