It’s soon going to be that time of year again, when celebrities and people from all over the UK don a bright red foam ball on the end of their nose. This year Red Nose Day is on the 15th March 2013 and they’ve got more than a few friendly faces helping them on their mission to raise money for charity.
It’s never too early to start fundraising for Comic Relief 2013, and there are loads of fun and free ways in which you can do it.
Why not host your own cake sale? We’ve got hundreds of tasty cake recipes, including fairy cakes, cupcakes and Victoria sponge, that are bound to be a hit and raise some cash. You could even do some clevery trickery with some red icing to make red nose cakes!
Think of something fun you could do that people might sponsor you for. The more the merrier so try and make it something you can get the whole family involved in, like a walk, cycle, or something a bit different like doing something in fancy dress or a sponsored pancake toss.
Car boot sale
Hold a garage sale at your house or take any unwanted clutter down to your local car boot sale. Old toys, CDs, DVDs, books and baby clothes are bound to go down well – plus you’ll have de-cluttered your home at the same time!
Ask some local businesses or friends and family if they could donate you some prizes, or alternatively get crafty with the kids and make the prizes – who wouldn’t want some hand-knitted goodies? Then all you’ll need is a book of raffle tickets and somewhere to hold the draw. You could hold it in a local school, leisure centre or village hall. Everyone loves a raffle and the winners will not only have got themselves a great prize, but will have done their bit for charity too.
Check out this video to see how celebrities like Mary Berry, Lenny Henry and Jessie J – who’s going to be shaving her head – are doing it and get inspired to do your own.
Plus, don’t forget to get your nose from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam or rednoseday.com.
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