Red Nose Day This Friday
I’ve got the T-shirt, the mugs and the nose and now I am told that I have to wear face paints to breakfast at Darts Farm this Friday and to the office afterwards – there’s no dignity if you follow Comic Relief.
Sitting in my office at Topsham I took the opportunity to research this amazing bi-annual event, which was founded by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry.
Comic Relief has so far raised over £950 million to support those in need in the UK and Africa – people with health or educational issues, helping to feed the hungry and hurting and to show that someone cares for them personally.
The comic genius of Richard and Lenny has enabled those who want to help to have fun while supporting their fellow brother or sister.
When the World is so needy, yet governments and religions spend billions to create death and destruction, there is real power for good when children, the elderly and everyone in between come together to raise money for others, who they will never know or meet.
We can take real pride in our children who are growing up in a culture of helping others. The teachers and parents who are supporting and encouraging our youngsters in their fundraising are also helping to forge a better nation for the future.
If you haven’t contributed to Red Nose Day this year, it’s not too late. We will all be richer for helping those who need.