Thursday, 21 February 2013
I can clearly remember the first Red Nose Day in 1988 – I was at school and it was a big, exciting event that everyone wanted to be part of. For those who aren’t au fait with Comic Relief, it’s a UK charity raising funds – through the medium of comedy and general silliness - to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and the UK. This year’s Red Nose Day is Friday 15th March.
The slogan of Comic Relief has always been ‘Do Something Funny For Money’ but, this year, for those of us who find the idea of being sponsored to sit in a bath of cold beans unappealing there’s another option...and it involves buying beautiful kitchenware! Yay! I mean, seriously, has there ever been a better way to give to charity? Just look at my gorgeous mug (very rare photos – the mug is empty!):
British pottery maker Emma Bridgewater has created an exclusive new homeware range for Red Nose Day 2013; I adore Emma Bridgewater products and being able to justify buying more because I’m charitable is ace – no way Mr CC can argue with that reason!
The collection consists of six different mug designs, two tea towels and apron designs, an oven glove and a bag for life, all designed to reflect the Red Nose Day personality and its theme. The collection is available from HomeSense and TK Maxx stores throughout the UK. The money donated from the range will be spent by Comic Relief.
What are you waiting for? There has never been a better (or more charitable) time to go out shopping!