Comic Relief Fundraising

Red Nose Day is a UK fundraising event set up by Comic Relief. To celebrate red nose day, everybody is encouraged to do something fun or silly to raise money, celebrities included.

Red Nose Day unites the entire country by trying to make a difference to the lives of others both in the UK and Africa, who are living in desperate poverty. This year Red Nose Day is being celebrated nationally on 15 March.

This year at Russell Hill Road Day Nursery we have decided to hold a few events in order to raise money for this worthy cause. We held a bake sale, we created our own canvas’ and dressed in red for the day. 

From baby through to preschool, everyone  created their own masterpieces on canvass. They were bright and vibrant and each one individual in style. Parents dug deep and donated money for their little ones works of art.

On 14 March we all had great fun dressed in red. There were some lovely dresses, tracksuits and tee shirts, everyone got into the spirit of it, even the staff. Natalie even donned a red nose head band, which the children enjoyed giving a little hit as they walked past throughout the day.

On this day we also held our bake sale. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their contribution to the bake sale. We had lemon drizzle cake that melted in your mouth, cupcakes galore, and array of tantalising biscuits.

In addition the staff tried to do their bit by baking at home or in some cases buying them in the shop (shock horror!!! – they thought we could not tell). The children also made some lovely contributions on the day in the form of chocolate rice krispy cakes which shone with their own edible glitter.

At 2:30 we set up a stall on our driveway and tried to entice the local secondary school children to buy our homemade goodies. We would like to especially thank Theo’s mummy for turning into a market stall trader for the occasion and accosting the pupils as they walked past. The children loved serving their customers although most of them had their eyes and at times, sticky fingers firmly on our baked goods. When the traffic of children had passed, we moved the stall back inside.

In the evening we tried to tempt the parents with some cakes. One parent buying approximately 10 cakes for the daddy of their family; we are sure he had a good night with all those cakes.

In total we managed to raise approximately £180 for charity over the three events. We would like to say a big thank you to all of you for getting involved and i am sure the comic relief foundation would like to say thank you too!

We look forward to the next fundraising event, lets see what other ideas we can come up with for those.

Thank you on behalf of us, the children and comic relief.


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