When I heard Red Nose Day was coming to America, I was PUMPED. As you may know I’m slightly obsessed with Great Britain. By obsessed, I mean I go there every vacation AND I have managed to convince my husband to get us a flat in London some day. I listen to BBC radio online almost every day and basically am convinced I was born in the wrong country. Tea, soccer (football), F1 racing, AND I adore rain. I love gloomy weather. I don’t know why, I just do. That all being said, I’m fully immersed in all things British, so I knew about Red Nose Day years ago.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the info from handy dandy wikipedia:
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief. 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.
Red Nose Day was created to raise money to help children and young people living in poverty in the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world.
This is the first time it has been done in the US, and you can purchase a red nose at Walgreens for $1. It’s a fantastic cause. If you want to find out more about Red Nose Day, click on over to here.