10 Curious Facts about Red Nose Day

Post On: February 9, 2017
In: Event

Let me show you about the famous event held by Comic Relief, an operating British charity on Curious Facts about Red Nose Day.  The famine in Ethiopia encouraged the comedian Lenny Henry and comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis to establish Comic Relief in 1985. The famous event is held in March. It has a biennial telethon called Red Nose Day. The launch of Comic Relief was conducted live from a refugee camp in Sudan during the Christmas Day in 1985.

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 1: the first Red Nose Day Telethon

The first Red Nose Day Telethon was celebrated by Lenny Henry in Ethiopia on February 8, 1988.

Facts about Red Nose Day

Facts about Red Nose Day

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 2: the participants

The participants in Red Nose Day were more than 150 celebrities and comedians.

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 3: the donation

The event of Red Nose Day was popular for it had been watched by 30 million TV spectators aired on BBC Network. Moreover, it raised the donation up to 15 million British pounds sterling.

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Red Nose Day Pic

Red Nose Day Pic

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 4: the active participants

Since the Red Nose Day is considered as the highlight of Comic Relief, Henry and Curtis still become the active participants in the event. They try to improve the fund to fight against poverty and help the children in needs.

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 5: the Golden Pound Principle

The Golden Pound Principle is fundamental for every pound of the donation will be used for charitable purpose.


Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 6: the operating cost

The corporate sponsors as well as the interest of the money waited for distribution is used to pay the operating costs.

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 7: the supporters of Red Nose Day

The British Airways, Sainsbury’s supermarket chain, BT and BBC are the primary supporters of Red Nose Day event.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 8: the function of the supporters

The merchandise of the charity is sold by Sainsbury’s supermarket chain. On the other hand, the telephony is provided by BT.  Red Nose Day is aired on BBC.

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Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 9: the celebrities

The event of Red Nose Day gains interest from the audiences due to the participation of some famous celebrities. They do it free.

Facts about Red Nose Day

Facts about Red Nose Day

Curious Facts about Red Nose Day 10: the regular themes

The parodies of the current clips, movies, shows and events are considered as the main themes here.

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