Monday, 4 March 2013

Oxfam & Comic Relief: Red Nose Day!

15 March is Red Nose Day. Oxfam shops have sold Red Noses to support Comic Relief right from the beginning, in 1985.
It’s been 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto our screens and this year, once again, the nation is gearing up to put on their Noses, pull out all the stops, and get fundraising!
Whether it’s at work, at school or at home, the money you raise is used to transform the lives of countless people, both here at home in the UK and across Africa.
Oxfam is one of the many charities to receive grants from Comic Relief, to support some of their projects in Africa. So, like in all the very best partnerships, they help one another in ways that really count.
In 2013 there are three "Dinoseaurs" to choose from instead of classic red noses! Each of these "Noses with Toes" costs £1 - with at least 60p going to Comic Relief. Deely boppers, wristbands and pin badges are also on sale, all at your local Oxfam shop.

In 2012, Comic Relief awarded Oxfam £2.2m to fund a programme in Ethiopia. There, they were providing training and equipment to honey farmers, particularly women. With their support, honey production had already increased by 400%. That meant a greater income for the families, so they could become self sufficient.
The grant from Comic Relief will help Oxfam repeat this success many more times in Ethiopia over the next five years. Oxfam will help women farmers improve the quality and quantity of the honey produced, gain access to export markets and improve their families' incomes.
You can help raise money for this cause by fundraising, sponsoring or donating. You can also order Red Nose Day accessories from the online shop, including the schools shop (including free downloads and packs). Your contribution will help to fund projects both in the UK and in Africa.


Ronell x

A merry heart does good like a medicine” {Proverbs 17:22}

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