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 this year we contributed £370 to the growing total, which currently stands at more than £63.5 million.
Children were invited to come to school in their pyjamas or onesies, at the cost of a small donation, and enjoy a comfortable day of classes. After school, we held a second-hand book sale to raise further money for Comic Relief. Mrs Holden-White, Nursery and Reception Teacher, said: “The children and parents supported this event brilliantly by contributing £1 to wear their onesies and pyjamas to school and by bringing in second-hand books.”
At Southwold Primary School, we believe Red Nose Day is much more than just an opportunity for us to arrange a number of fun and exciting fundraising activities. The event gives us the platform to teach our pupils about the importance of charity, being generous, and supporting and helping others. These lessons will help to develop good habits that last long into their adult life.
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.