Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Its Red Nose Day Actually
Today is Red Nose Day. All over the country, people are putting on their red nose, dressing up, having fun and most importantly raising money for Comic Relief projects in the UK and Africa.
An array of celebrities are coming together tonight at the O2 arena in London. The whole spectacle will be broadcast live on BBC television. Amongst the many highlights will be a reunion of the cast of Love Actually in a special 10-minute Red Nose Day Actually film.
The writer of Love Actually, Richard Curtis is one of the founders of Comic Relief along with comedian Sir Lenny Henry. Fourteen years on since that hit film, many of its stars including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightly, Bill Nighy and Andrew Lincoln will be recreating their characters especially for Red Nose Day.
Already this week, a brief Love Actually 2 trailer was revealed. It features all the actors holding a series of cue cards made famous by Andrew Lincoln’s character in the original film as he declared love to Keira Knightly on her doorstep.
Other treats to look forward to are; Take That joining James Corden for a very special Carpool Karaoke and a preview of the second series of Peter Kay’s Car Share. Ed Sheeran will be providing music including this year’s Comic Relief charity single.
Comic Relief Fundraising
Currently, in the UK, over 2,000 projects receive funding from the Comic Relief. These cover a wide range of problems including homelessness, supporting vulnerable young people, mental health, domestic violence and dementia.
In addition, over in Africa, since the last Red Nose Day in 2015, money donated has gone towards many important issues. These include education, fighting malaria, immunisation and maternal health issues amongst others, benefiting 11.7 million people.
For more information on all the Red Nose Day fun and how you can raise money or donate, visit the website here.
Win a Free Red Nose Day Monkey
PG Tips is once again is sponsoring Red Nose Day. They have launched a limited edition Red Nose Day Monkey and you have the chance to win one. Details of the PG Tips Free Monkey Promotion are available here.