Red Nose Day will be here before you know it. Don’t delay and grab your red noses, t-shirts, deeley boppers, aprons and anything else that takes your fancy online.
If you prefer to shop in person be quick! You can grab noses and lots of other goodies at Sainsburys and Oxfam. For t-shirts and aprons go to TK Maxx and HomeSense and for pens go to Ryman or Robert Dyas before Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March 2017.
This year six celebrities become delivery drivers for six intense days on the Red Nose Convoy. Their challenge – to drive from Kenya to Uganda delivering supplies to some of the projects supported by YOUR money and at the same time see how the money that YOU give… YOUR actual money… is changing lives.
On Day 3 of the Red Nose Convoy Russell Kane and Katy Brand stop at the Mothers2Mothers project. Mothers2Mothers support pregnant women who have been diagnosed as HIV positive, to give them advice and guidance as to how to deliver their baby safely and avoid transmission of the HIV virus to their child. With the right help, medication and advice Mothers2Mothers can reduce the risk of transmission of HIV from mother to baby, to just 2 per cent. The money that you give on Red Nose Day funds the training of the Mentor Mothers at Mothers2Mothers.
Whilst at Mothers2Mothers, Russell spends time with Mary Christine and baby Richard (just 18 months old). Mary Christine enrolled in the Mothers2Mothers programme in Kisumu, Kenya during her pregnancy, she came to the clinic and followed the advice of the Mentor Mothers. Russell accompanies Mary Christine to find out the results of a test to determine whether baby Richard will live a life free from HIV: a powerful and terrifying moment. Watch out for the Red Nose Convoy documentary on BBC One on Thursday 23rd March 2017, to see the story in full.
This isn’t the story of a fictional mother in a made-up place. This is the real story of a real mother, receiving real help and it is funded by your cash.
Over the course of the 6 day Red Nose Convoy the team deliver medical supplies, bicycles, repair kits, mosquito nets. Simple things that change lives. They really, really do.
Even a small amount of money can buy a mosquito net, fund a bike repair kit or even fund text messages to open lines of communication in remote areas, so please give if you can.
- Get your Red Nose Day red noses and merchandise online or in Sainsburys or Oxfam
- Get a Fundraising Kit and support Red Nose Day this Friday 24th March 2017
- Watch the Red Nose Convoy on Thursday 23rd March 2017
- Watch Comic Relief on Friday 24th March, wear your red noses and DONATE!
Comic Relief supports thousands of projects across Africa and at home in the UK. For a snapshot of some of the projects supported by Comic Relief in the UK take a look at these windows into the fantastic work going on right now: