Red cocktails, 500 Where’s Wally, Trent students stuffed into an oxygen chamber. Today is Red Nose Day and Nottingham is no exception to raising money.
In 2013 Comic Relief raised over £100 million, with £75 million being raised on Red Nose Day. Money raised across the country is spent to help chance the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
This year, pupils across Nottinghamshire have dressed up as Where’s Wally, while taking the opportunity to gunge their teachers. Nottingham Trent students will be seeing how many passengers they can fit into an oxygen chamber, taking place at the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. Meeting at the City SU at 1.30 PM.
Nottingham bar, The Lacehouse in the Lace Market, has created a Red Nose Day cocktail. Espresso, milk, cherry whisky, cherry syrup and chocolate liquor all go into this drink, served over ice, topped off with cream and chocolate dust. 50p from every cocktail sold will go towards Comic Relief.
Stonebridge City Farm in St. Anns relies on donations and volunteers, and is just one example of where your money raised helps people in the UK. The small slice of countryside in the city, which has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, is a charity run organisation. Stonebridge has been accredited with many awards for its effort and contributions over the years and many of its volunteers are those with learning difficulties.
Funding for Stonebridge comes from a variety of sources, they have a number of grants, support from the Council but most importantly support from 2013 Red Nose Day. Stephen Gee, Operations Coordinator for Stonebridge City Farm, tells us that the money raised has helped enormously, especially with expanding facilities such as their café.
The farm is one of the first and primarily opportunities for children in the city to experience a rural environment.
Volunteer Margaret Loneragan, who works with a group called ‘Farm Calm’ and arts and crafts socialising group at Stonebridge and works at the shop, says that the farm offers so much for the community and that support like Comic Relief is needed desperately.
To show how grateful Stonebridge Farm Volunteers are to Comic Relief they will have a face painter on the farm painting peoples faces funny for money.