Every day we are bombarded with charitable causes to support, I’m up to three that I give monthly contributions to, but there’s one charity that seems to just understand how to get the masses involved and that’s Comic Relief and its Red Nose Day initiative. Whether it is buying that chocolate bar, a limited edition Lulu Guinness tote, or one of its iconic red noses, there is something for everyone to get involved in, plus your also getting something in return for helping people in need both at home in the UK and in Africa.
One of my favourite ways to get involved has to be the T-shirt collection at TK Maxx, I love that each time they seem to get a great selection of designers or celebrities involved, and this year is a stellar line-up of Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenberg, Henry Holland, Matthew Williamson, and Anya Hindmarch. It was hard to choose which one to get, but in the end I went for Anya Hindmarch’s with its cartoon eyes and the classic Oscar Wilde quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
As well as getting a great tee, the collection starts at £9.99 for adults, your purchase also donates, at least, £5 from the sale to the Comic Relief cause, which helps people living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and across Africa.
So this year’s theme is to make your face funny for money, so of course I thought the best way to promote it was to be generally silly out on a street in South Kensington, I can tell you I got some very weird looks for this but it is in a good cause.
Don’t forget Red Nose Day is on Friday, March 13, I can’t wait to watch the fundraising drive on the BBC, this year it is coming live from the London Palladium. Want to get involved and give a little to charity well you can donate a £1 by Texting FUNNY to 70011, head to Red Nose Day for the full T&Cs.