Friday (24th March) wass Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, supporting projects in the UK and Africa. This year the focus was on five issues where the support of the public can help to make a huge difference: immunisation; mental health; vulnerable young people; domestic violence; and fighting malaria. Over £73m has been raised so far this year.
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Red Nose Day would not be possible without the critical support received from Comic Relief's wonderful corporate partners. This included several of our retailers, and you can read below about some of the great Red Nose Day products that helped raise funds for the incredible projects.
TK Maxx were back for another Red Nose Day as the official retailer of the exclusive, limited-edition, designer Red Nose Day T-shirts. They featured a range of cute and funny animals with attitude and are available in men’s, women’s and kids’ sizes. As usual (because they’re just brilliant) TK Maxx staff across the country also indulged in all kinds of fantastic fundraising to push the Red Nose Day total even higher!
Specs-tacular news… Specsavers joined as an Official Partner again for their second Red Nose Day! And, to help the nation make their laugh matter, the opticians created special red glasses with extra comedy hands – perfect for resting above your Red Nose.
The silly specs came in large and small sizes and you could get your hands on a pair for just £2, with the whole £2 going to Comic Relief.
Stationers Ryman signed up for another Red Nose Day and once again sold a range of Red Nose pens. This time, they chose three of the new Noses: Sniffer, Snorcerer and DJ Boogie. They cost £1, and each one came with a 70p donation to Comic Relief.
If you took one of the Red Nose Day pens and wrote down how much Ryman have raised over the years, you would need a really rather large piece of paper!
A Red Nose Day outfit wouldn’t be complete without a few finishing touches from Claire’s. They were back with another fab range of goodies, including hair accessories, a light up tie, a visor, hairspray, stickers, tattoos and much more.