Looking back at this month’s Red Nose Day
People across the UK came together to do things big and small to raise money for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March. The first Red Nose Day took place in 1985, raising over £1 billion to support vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally.
Here at Ellis Jones we did our own work to aid the progression to a poverty-free world. To fundraise we carried out the following activities;
- All of our staff wore something red and donated money towards Comic Relief.
- Our staff were very busy baking all they can for our Red Nose Day bake sale! We raised a fantastic amount of money by selling maltesers cakes, sausage rolls, freshly made bread and plenty of other wonderful red nose day treats.
- Can you pull a #funnyface for comic relief? During the weekend of the 16th – 17th March we held a photo competition to see who could take the best red nose day photo.
- Can you solve the riddle? We held an exciting riddle for our staff to take part in on the day. The riddle was sent out in the morning and the first to work out the answer won a luxury Easter egg. Congratulations to Victoria Riddleston, Associate Solicitor, for working out the riddle in less than 5 minutes!
Where does your money actually go?
When you generously donate to Comic Relief you are supporting the international project to help vulnerable communities to have access to everyday necessities that we often take for granted. Their vision is to create a global poverty-free environment which they are working towards by funding organisations doing extraordinary things.
The work they do;
- Invest in organisations in the UK that have proven they can solve problems.
- Supporting children and young people – protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse. They have improved the access to quality non-formal education, training and much more.
- Funding work around safe and secure shelter for marginalised communities. They have provided essential support to the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers as well as people in informal settlements to help them improve their own communities.
- Supporting women and girls activism globally and supporting vital services such as the national Domestic Violence Helpline.
- Mental health – Invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
Thank you to all of our staff who got involved in our Red Nose Day fundraising activities, we managed to raise a grand total of £176.54!