Red Nose Day is a biennial telethon, which was first aired in 1988 and is the fundraising highlight of the year for Comic Relief, a charity which was founded by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. Comic Relief is one of the two high profile telethon events held in the United Kingdom, the other being Children in Need, held annually in November. Since the charity was launched in 1985, Comic Relief has managed to raise over £750 million.
The money raised from Comic Relief is split between the UK and Africa. In the UK, you help give shelter to young people living on the streets and protection to those living with domestic abuse. In Africa, the money saves thousands from malaria and provides whole communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines.
For Red Nose Day we decided to do a bake sale, as let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a bake sale! Many GForces employees took to their kitchens to bake a selection of homebaked goods and the turnout was fantastic. Treats included cupcakes, peppermint creams, sponge cakes, shortbread and mars bar cakes.
We raised an impressive £162!!