Happy Red Nose Day to all my UK readers!
For those unfamiliar – this is a comedy-centric national children’s charity fundraiser in the UK (and I think Australia) done every 2 years. Formally, it’s called “Comic Relief”. Started not long after Live Aid‘s music-oriented success. I believe it was launched by the great Lenny Henry with support from his friends Rowan Atkinson, Jennifer Saunders (and his wife Dawn French of course). Been going a while now…
Every 2 years they have a new red nose design and silly T-shirts. I have one from last time with the classic Morecambe and Wise… with red noses. After the first couple of outings they branched out and started doing larger stick-on noses for cars and even buildings. The money is focused on kids – both in Africa and locally. The point though is that it’s fun! You see people doing sponsored walks with invisible dogs, pushing peas with their noses – all manner of things to raise money for children’s causes. The dafter the better.
I was reminded it was time (along with my biennial Outlook reminder) by this photo on Blipfoto: A view from her shoes on Blipfoto :: Red Nose Day! :: 15 March 2013.
Cute kids, and just look how proudly he sports his Scout promise – I’m guessing he’s Beaver Scout aged. Their mum must indeed be proud.