The first ever Red Nose Day took place on February 5th, 1988. Twenty five years ago, I was 17 and I remember it well, as it was the same month that I met my future Husband, Papa Syder. Cliff Richard & The Young Ones performed 'Living Doll' on TV, and there were also appearances from spitting image & Blackadder. Mel Smith & Kim Wilde released the official comic relief song (Rockin around the Christmas tree) which raised £76,610. The grand total raised that first year was £15,000,000. These days 'Red Nose Day' raises well over £100,000,000.
To celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day, three bloggers (Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from Alexander Residence) are visiting four projects in Ghana on 4th and 5th February to see for themselves what a difference that the Red Nose Day money has been making. The projects #TeamHonk will be visiting are:
Project 1: Virtuous Women and Children International - Unemployed women in a struggling community band together to launch profitable bakery enterprise.
Project no. 2: African Outreach - A Project bringing training and skills into hard to reach members of deprived slum community.
Project no. 3: Vaccination Clinic.
Project no. 4: Basic Needs UK Trust - An organisation that works in Ghana’s capital Accra to make sure that people living with a mental illness have access to the drugs, facilities and support required to improve their quality of life.
Want to show your support?
- Follow #TeamHonk on Twitter by using the hashtag #TeamHonk or #GoodWork
- Follow them at @Aresidence @MammasaurusBlog @MummyBarrow
- Help spread the word by sharing the blog posts, video's and Tweets of #Teamhonk
- Stick a #TeamHonk badge on your blog or website http://teamhonk.org/goodwork-badges/
- Write a blog post & Join the Bloghop linky - http://teamhonk.org/bloghop/goodwork-bloghop/
Wishing #TeamHonk all the best on their mission to Ghana.