Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Red Nose Day
What Is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a biennial televised fundraiser where people can play dumb while raising money for charities. It started in 1988 as a fundraising radio show for Comic Relief. Comic Relief is an organization founded in 1985 to raise money to address poverty and social injustice around the world through the use of comedy and laughter. Held every two years as a UK fundraiser, the event encourages people to wear red noses and play dumb to help raise money. On Red Nose Day, BBC One airs comedies and documentaries that unite the UK to tackle poverty and injustice in Africa and the UK.
In 1985, Richard Curtis, Jane Towson, and their friends came up with the idea of using comedy to raise money for charity, specifically to help change lives in Africa and the UK.
Christmas 1985, Comic Relief launched; BBC One live from Safwa refugee camp in Sudan.
The idea behind Red Nose Day is that there is one day each year when everyone does something silly or comedy to raise money for the non-profit Comic Relief.
In 1988, the first year of Red Nose Day, more than 150 celebrities and comedians attended, 30 million viewers, and raised $19 million (£15 million).
This was also when the “red nose” concept was born, and the first year that the red nose became the symbol and name of the day.
The second Red Nose Day took place the following year in 1989, hosted by Terry Worgan. It has raised more than $34 million (£27 million) this year.
The 1989 Red Nose had the same design as the 1988 but was engraved with “My Nose” to help differentiate it from the previous year.
It wasn’t until 1991 that he celebrated his third Red Nose Day, but he managed to raise more than £25m (£20m).
The 1991 version of the Red Nose was again based on the first design, but this year it added arms and hands to make it more interesting.
1993 was the theme of the Red Nose Sponge Tomato as the Year of Shattering Poverty. A total of 3,307,000 soft red noses were sold this year.
Around 72% of the UK population attended Red Nose Day in 1993.
10 years later, in 1995, as the fifth day of Red Nose Day, with the theme “What a difference today is”, to find out how much money could be raised in one day, $28 million (£22 million) was raised as a result. ).
In 1995 the color of the red nose changed from red to yellow or red to pink.
Red Nose Day in 1997 was supported by the Spice Girls, who sold 700,000 singles to raise money for Comic Relief.
The 1997 red nose design is the thin red nose.
In 1999, Sainsbury’s supermarket team teamed up with comic relief to sell their red nose and raised a staggering $108m (£84m).
In 1999, Red Nose’s seventh day, it was a record year of $45 million (£35 million) raised through donations alone on that day. This does not include any money received from the sale of Red Noses.
Shiny red nose! Yes, 1999 was the year of the red nose.
The next Red Nose Day was held in 2001, and for the first time in a thousand years, this year’s red nose design was a soft red nose with a tongue popping out when pressed. Silly Face is a response to the “Poverty Pants” theme.
The 2003 Red Nose comes with hairspray! Styling has gotten more complex as the years have gone by, and this year, you’re encouraged to style a red nose and a bunch of red hair with one of his bowls of hairspray.
20 years after its launch, 2005 celebrated the 10th day of the red nose, this time with another exotic multi-colored hairstyle, which raised $84m (£65m).
Design your red nose! 2007 is a red sponge nose with stickers to customize and make your nose red.
2009 was the first Red Nose Day to choose a nose. There are three designs to choose from, all with silly faces. It was also the year with the most funds raised, at $105 million (£82.3 million).
Then in 2011, they broke their own record, raising $139 million (£108.4 million) for charity. They also decided to keep the three red nose designs and tweak them a bit.
Dinosaurs are the theme of the 14th annual Red Nose Day! A total of $129 million (£100 million) has been raised for the charity this year.
2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the first Red Nose Day, and this year marks the 15th year with the largest selection of red noses to date. They come in a surprise bag, so I got lucky with the nose, which led to people buying it a few times so they could get the full set.
Australia’s first Red Nose Day was held in Victoria in 1987, but it wasn’t rolled out nationwide until a year later.
Red Nose Day to America! 2015 was his first Red Nose Day in the US, where he earned $29m (£23m).
New Zealand hosted the first Red Nose Day event in 1989 and continued until the late 1990s, but the event ceased and did not resume until 2010.
Comic Relief has raised more than $1.29bn (£1bn) in funding since its founding in 1985.
Red Nose Day is a big deal for the UK and maybe one day it will happen in the US as well.
It’s a day when everyone can have fun and everyone can get out of behind, and it’s not only liberating for everyone, but also a place where everyone can laugh together and raise money for great causes.