Friday, March 11, 2005
The money goes to Africa and within the UK. It helps support AIDs orphans, the elderly, child soldiers, ... the list goes on.
It is a biannual event, the brain child of Richard Curtis (he of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" fame) , and hosted by Mr. Dawn French, Lenny Henry.
Without donations from the public and businesses, none of this would be possible. As they say: give as much or as little as you can. As little as £1 can give a child in Africa one meal, everyday, for a week. We use one pound coins to put in shopping trolleys so we don't nick off with them. £1: that's nothing, really.
I'm not made of money: hey, I'm a student! But I think even I can stretch to a quid.
I'm sorry if this appears to be a rant, but in the wake of the £300 million that the British public raised for the tsunami appeal, I hope that this giving mentality continues for a very long time.
Donation link: http://www.rednoseday.com/donate/index.shtml