Comic Relief at LSI Portsmouth

What is Red Nose Day and Comic
Relief?
You may have seen normal people
wearing red noses on Friday 13th March, and perhaps doing silly
things. Wearing a red nose for the day may seem really odd, but Red Nose Day is
in fact a big fundraising campaign that aims to raise money for a charity called
Comic Relief. The idea behind Red Nose Day is simple; just buy and wear a red
nose! The money raised helps people in need in the UK and also in Africa.
How did it
start?
Comic Relief was started 30 years
ago by the famous English scriptwriter Richard Curtis, and comedian Lenny Henry,
who together decided to start Comic Relief as a response to the severe famine in
Ethiopia. Their idea was to use
comedy and laughter as a way to get people to donate money, and also to get
across messages about social injustice in the world.
Every Red Nose Day, there is an
evening telethon, full of live entertainment, comedy sketches, and also news
reports that explain how the money raised will be spent. During the telethon,
people from all over the country donate money, and the last Comic Relief in 2013
raised over £75 million!!

At LSI we wanted to do our bit to
help, so we sold red nose cupcakes handcrafted by our fantastic interns  Thea and
Marianna. These were sold at our Friday Leavers’ Ceremony and we managed to
raise £125.16.  Thanks to all our students who bought a cake or donated some money;
LSI are extremely happy to do our bit for this amazing
cause.