If you’re anything like me then you’ll already be getting excited about tomorrow’s Red Nose Day TV extravaganza. And you’ll have been enjoying the celeb-filled challenges over the last few weeks. And I don’t blame you! Who doesn’t love the excitement and the hype? But, remember, it’s not all about being glued to the TV this Friday night.
Whilst the Red Nose Day coverage is always hugely entertaining, and the fundraising challenges can be a lot of fun, there’s more to this event... The message and values behind Comic Relief and Red Nose Day are enormously important - they are messages and values that closely reflect our own charity’s values. Here at BYHP, we’re focused on providing opportunities and support for young, vulnerable people within our own community. Whilst this can take many forms, it focuses on ensuring they have access to the support they need, enabling them to feel safe and valued.
So what does Comic Relief do? Who are they raising money for on Red Nose Day?
Comic Relief pursues a similar ideal. It targets vulnerable groups both in the UK and abroad, often supporting children and young people. Following the last event, the core issues addressed were “a safe place to be”, “children survive and thrive” and “gender justice”. The fundraising efforts of the nation saw hundreds of millions of pounds donated, making a huge difference to so many lives.. To learn more about exactly how these funds were used, click here.
So, when you sit down to watch this year’s Red Nose Day, enjoy every second! But enjoy the movement behind it too - watching people across the nation coming together to support others. I think that’s pretty special. And something to be celebrated. The generosity of individuals can make a real difference to the lives of others and that’s something we’re so proud to witness every day at BYHP.
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