Last Friday, we celebrated Red Nose Day 2019, enjoying a wide range of activities to raise money for Comic Relief. All of the proceeds are used by the charity to support vulnerable people in the UK and all over the world, and we always take great pride in contributing to such a worthy cause.
Since launching the first Red Nose Day in 1985, Comic Relief has raised a staggering amount of money, and in 2015, they passed the £1 billion mark. Although the event is widely celebrated, schools have grown to play a huge part in raising money, and it was with great delight that we contributed to the growing total, which currently stands at more than £63.5 million.
As a school, we were proud as ever to support Comic Relief, and this year, our school council decided to fundraise differently to previous years. Donning their dance shoes, all our pupils, from preschool to upper school, took a shift participating in a sponsored two-hour danceathon that ran all afternoon. The hall was filled with energy and enthusiasm, and our donation pot was generously filled.
Mrs Lewis, who helped organise the activities with the school council, said: “What a great event for a fabulous cause. We raised more than £500 thanks to the generosity of our school community. We can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Red Nose Day is such a special event because it allows young people to have fun, spend time together, and experience the joy of raising money to help others. It is something we always look forward to, and the excitement has already begun for Sport Relief 2020.