Red Nose Day - What have you done lately for charity? See pic we looked good

Red Nose Day 2009................................. - Red Nose Day.................................................................
@ellie333 (21018)
March 13, 2009 1:44pm CST
Today in the UK is Red Nose Day and people do crazy things to help raise money for charity for people not just in the UK but worldwide, today I went to work dressed up (i'm the one on right in the photo) We won't know how much we raised until tomorrow but the bucket was looking pretty full when I left earlier. Please share what you have done today or recently or anyone you know that has. Huggles. Ellie:D
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@mummymo (23707)
13 Mar 09
Do something funny for money! hey ellie great to see you and you look great in the photo! Since I am not up to much I have mainly just been supporting the kids etc with sponsorship but just a little while ago with the kids glued to the tv with their red noses on and yelling every time the total is updated I decided to empty my paypal account and send it in - not a lot but every little helps - so mylot (as well as my survey sites) have donated to Comic Relief! xxxx
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Mummymo, Like you say every little helps and I also donated via paypal as well as adding to the bucket at work. What I thought was so lovely was the fact I had to walk to school like it to drop son off and the lolipop lady bless gave me some money to put in when I got to work bless and o many children and neighbours added too. Huggles. Ellie :D
@mummymo (23707)
14 Mar 09
Isn't it great that so many people from so many age groups and backgrounds do everything they can to get involved! xxxx
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Oh yes it is wonderful and also teaches the cildren the joy of helping and giving to others less fortunate. Huggles. Ellie :D
@derry123 (611)
13 Mar 09
All the children round here were dressed up in very odd clothes and coming out of there schools really elated .. Ive been watching on the T.V. this evening , looks like great fun ,hope they raise huge ammounts for all the good couses *** LONDON***
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Derry, Yes the children at my sons school all dressed up and each child bought in 50p. I helped my son and his friend make some smiley red nose cupcakes too to take in. When I feel asleep last night I think over £32 million had already been raised and was rising by the minute. I hope us girls at work raised a fair amount too but won't know now til I go in Monday evening. The funniest bit for me was walking my son to school all dressed up to go into work LOL but the lollipop lady bless gave me some money to put in the bucket at work and so did a few neighbours and local kiddies bless. Huggles. Ellie :D
@derry123 (611)
14 Mar 09
yes it was a good day .. i bet all the kids really enjoyed it *
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
13 Mar 09
That's very neat, I like and love the idea, you all look great. Good work..
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Thanks Shelley, Don't know how much we raised yet but all around the country millions of pounds have been raised, when I went to bed it was over £32 million and rising every minute. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
14 Mar 09
That's a great sum And for such a great cause, congratulations and well done.
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Right now the boy scouts of our community are having their food drive for the food shelves....so they leave a bag on your door knob and you fill it with goodies.....I have a bunch of very good stuff all lined up for my bag! Including spam...mac and cheese....canned fruit...and veggies!
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@derry123 (611)
13 Mar 09
good for you jillhill , its all in a good cause ***
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Jill, Oh thats brilliant, I dont think I have seen a Boy Scout round here for years which is sad because I remember as a child them washing cars to raise money and collecting bits from people and I would gladly help out. Huggles. Ellie :D
@liquorice (3901)
13 Mar 09
That's a great photo, and you all look like you had lots of fun! I hope you've raised lots of money, it certainly sounds as if you have, well done! We haven't done anything for Red Nose Day this year - besides buying several R.N.D bits of merchandise at Sainsbury's, lol!. My daughter's obsessed with all the stuff they're selling. So far we've got a foam, squashy red nose with a toothy grimace and a red nose soft ball that you throw at something, and then it laughs hysterically. (It's the most annoying thing in the world, !) And she also has her eye on the R.N. deely-boppers (those wobbly alien things, stuck onto a headband), and the whoopie cushions, which are so hysterical to a three-year old. . So I can see us purchasing a few more red things when we go shopping tomorrow! When I was working we used to wear red noses and give a donation, but I don't think we ever dressed up. I kind of miss working for reasons like this. Not so much fun to wear a red nose at home, or round at my mum's house, lol! Just watching Fern and Alan Carr on Comic Relief now. Apparently an anonymous donor has just given them £6m, wow!
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@liquorice (3901)
13 Mar 09
Lol!
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Liquorice, Oh it was fun, won't know how much we raised until I go in Monday night but the bucket was filling up well when I left yesterday. You have done more than I have with merchadise as the only thing I bought were the red noses and they are so annoying to wear after a while LOL. I have been watching too but fell asleep on the sofa and the last count was over £32 million raised, 6m by one person is an amazing amount. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@liquorice (3901)
14 Mar 09
Hmm, donuts... Ellie, yes they seem to make all the merchandise really attractive to kids - that's how come we keep buying the stuff! I found a really easy other way to donate last night. You just text the word yes to 66609, and add £5 to your phone bill which goes to Comic Relief. I tried it out (as I'm a bit lazy, and the other methods seemed much more effort, lol!), and it works! But then you have to go online to claim the gift-aid back for them. So it defies the point a little bit of it being so quick and easy to do... It's amazing what you can do these days though. I'm glad you had so much fun raising money, it's great that you did this, and hope that you're pleased with the count-up. BTW, Comic Relief raised £57m on the night, smashing all previous records, despite the recession! The BBC website has a picture of Davina McColl snogging David Tennant. There were lots of bits I missed, and this was one of them!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7939425.stm
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
13 Mar 09
I have managed to avoid it successfully Ellie. I cannot stand either "Red Nose Day" or "Children in Need" and all the smug "Look at Us" so called "celebrities". It is not the causes that I object to especially, although I do think that children get more than their fair share, but the fact that we are expected to join in and are made to feel like social lepers if we don't. I give money to the charities that I support and that's enough. However, if this is your thing then I am pleased to see that you entered into it wholeheartedly and I hope that you made a lot of money. I liked the picture by the way. I often wonder if you served me on the occasions that I went in the NAAFI.
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi P1kef1sh, I hear what you are saying but I do enjoy entering into the spirit of things and as you know I like you contribute to my chosen charities all year round too, especially smaller local ones. Well if I did serve you I never served you looking like that. Prince Philip was there yesterday, can say as was on local news after but not before, you know how it works and everyone except us was impecably dressed , oh those girls in the NAAFI, what are they like LOL? Huggles. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45696)
14 Mar 09
Did he come into the NAAFI Ellie? That explains why the RM with you was so dressed up. Off to Hatfield today. Not looking forward to the drive. XXXX
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
LOL He was kept away from us dressed like we were but he still got to see three wonderful visions in red cos mine and two others shift ended as he was leaving and we were racing accross the bridge before the traffic was stopped so we could get out first he, he. Safe journey. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Darkwing (21586)
17 Mar 09
Lol... crazy isn't the word for some of the antics they get up to. I didn't do anything on the day, my friend, but various events seem to crop up during the year which I contribute to, and then, they're handed in on the actual day. I remember I've done a few things towards it, or contributed towards it, but it's usually at the pub and I can't think what we did after a few days! lol. Brightest Blessings and well done!!!
@Darkwing (21586)
17 Mar 09
I like the hat, by the way! he he!
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@ellie333 (21018)
17 Mar 09
Hi Darkwing, Oh we did have a laugh doing it and what made it even funnier was the fact that Prince Philip was there on camp, can say now as been and gone and been on local news so us lot in red were kept hidden in the NAAFI LOL but knowing me as you do if it can happen it will and as I left my shift with two other visions in red the police shut off the road so his car could go to the helicopter on the other side and he got to see these amazing woman chase across the bridge trying to beat him so we could go home before the traffic stopped he, he. More pics on my profile on FB and some of some lovely cupcakes J made, yummy. I used glazed cherries for the noses. Hope all is good with you and guess what for your next visit we can both go online together as I bought a notebook too. Trying to research the Devils Footprints at moment, in fact I am going to go to your sight and post as someone ma be able to help with that one. Huggles. Ellie :D
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
13 Mar 09
It doesn't ring a bell, Ellie. I am unsure we have it here, or at least not in the area where I live. It sounds like a lovely tradition though, and I hope you managed to raise a lot of money for the good causes you are supporting. I agree that the picture looks great; no way as good showing your support than some true team spirit!
@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Cyberfluff, well on late shift were two guys and I am waiting for pics of Jim in his skirt, tights and boots and blouse as that would have been even more funny. I a sre we managed to raise a fair bit and the money in divided up to different charities all over the world. When I went to bed last night I think the total was over £32 million pounds from different donations and events around the country and that is being added too all the time because like us we won't know for a while. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
14 Mar 09
That's wonderfull to hear, the charities will be so pleased with all the help that is given them. I should really remember this as it is a great way to show that you care about other people and your community.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
How cute! And, what a great idea. I should really do more. I have always thought about putting my Internet access to good use by bringing awareness to issues that are important to me. Maybe by blogging about them. A voice is a very powerful weapon of change in the right hands.
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@winterose (39895)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
we have a nez rouge, red nose association here in quebec but it is for drunk drivers who need a ride home on christmas and new years day. These is a great idea for you guys, hope it raises a lot.
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@ellie333 (21018)
17 Mar 09
Hi Winterose, LOL I suppose drink can give you a red nose eh! Good idea though. We personally raised £152, not a lot but every little helps but the country as a whole raised over 57 million pounds for charities all over the world which was amazing and the total is still going up as more gets paid in. Huggles. Ellie :D
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
14 Mar 09
i saw the pics and looking great,by the way ist not red nose its a red dress hehehe.well today?i ahve done many things today inside the house as usual the wife job cleaning and cooking
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@ellie333 (21018)
17 Mar 09
Hi Bombshell, Glad you enjoyed the pics, we did start off with red noses too but you cannot talk or breath properly in them so them came off early in the day LOL. Over 57 million pounds was raised by the country as a whole and still more coming in. At work we raised £152, not a lot but a good effort. Huggles. Ellie :D
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
14 Mar 09
This is a great day, I guess. And it seems quite fun as well. Do you have to dress all in red and do crazy stuffs to raise money? i just hope you raise a good amount and donate.
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@ellie333 (21018)
17 Mar 09
Hi Mimipi, Oh it was a fantastic day and yes we all have to dress in red and do crazy things. The country as a whole raised over 57 million pounds and us girls at work managed £152 which would have been a lot more but a lot of the normal boys were out on exercise at the camp but great fun and able to help a lot of different charities around the world because of it all. Huggles. Ellie :D
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
14 Mar 09
Hi there Ellie - i simply like the idea of costumes... this is one of the think i would like to see here in my country :) I love the photo, all of you look great there and if i may ask, what is the Red Nose day ? It is the first time i hear about it . I do hope we manage to meet when me and my girlfriend come to England this year (we know to month now - it is august for sure, and we will be close to Bath :P).
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Elitess, Red Nose Day is also known as Comic Relief and it is a fun day where people all around the UK raise money for charities all over the world 5 million pounds went to pay for mosquito nets in Uganda for example so it is evenly distrubuted. When I went to bed over 32 million pounds had be raised and the total was rising all the time. I don't know yet how much we ourselves managed to raise but a fair amount I guess and had fun doing it. Yes it would be lovely to meet up. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
We sponsor a child form Uganda and we have gotten to know her and hope to visit her one day, her name is Hajara, she's 8 and my 7 year old daughter calls her sister which is nice. I started a discussion not long ago about the sadness I feel for sick children and a very wise MyLotter suggested putting my tears to good use by helping those who need it and I am now considering volunteering at Radio Lollipop here in Perth Western Australia which is a radio station set up at the children's hospital; it brings joy to many very sick kids. My husband dyed his hair blue red and white for a charity drive for the Leukaemia Foundation. These events are fun and they are such good causes; definitely worth the effort I think! By the way you guys looked great!
@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Oh wow Paula, that is excellent in fact £5 million of the money raise dlast night went to provide mosquito nets to the kiddies in Uganda bless. The total was at over £32 million when I went to bed and it was rising all the time. I won't know how much we personally raised until I go to work Monday but a fair amount I should imagine. Thanks for sharing about Hajara and I think that is so sweet that your daughter looks upon her as a sister bless. Huggles. Ellie :D
@PearlGrace (3171)
• United States
14 Mar 09
The picture is absolutely adorable! I recently gave some money to the United Way, which is a charitable foundation that raises money to give to all kinds of organizations in the U.S. I don't know if it's worldwide or not. They were collecting at the college where I am teaching, they call it a "campaign", so I donated a few bucks. From the looks of your picture, you were having lots of fun.
@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi PearlGrace, that is the whole idea to have fun whilst raising money it is also known as Comic Relief day and when I went to bed the total raised was over £32 million and rising every minute. I won't know how uch we personally raised at work until I go in Monday evening but I am sure it was fairly substantial. Huggles. Ellie :D
14 Mar 09
Hi ellie, That is brilliant, I haven't done anything but have rung and donated £5, many years ago, my frined and I shave a lot of men's hair in our social club and raised £100 but have't anything this year. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Tamara, Every penny helps so to ring and donate £5 is fantastic, well done you. I remember the head shave I think you mentioned it when my mate had her head shaved and then sprayed pink for Cancer Research that time. We had so much fun dressing up though and raiding the charity shops or the outfits before hand. Huggles. Ellie :D
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
13 Mar 09
wow..ellie..you look great with that attire..its good to know that your country are doing a charity worldwide..im interested to participate with that kind of charity works..but i dont know where..but my son has a piggy bank from school and he told me to put some coins everyday for 1 month ..this is also a kind of charity works from unicef..
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Marketing, That is great to hear that your son has his piggy bank to help. UNIEF is a fantastic charity, well all charities are as they help so many people. When I went to bed last night to total raised so far was over £32 million pounds and rising all the time. Huggles. Ellie :D
@makingpots (11919)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Fun picture! Looks like you are having a nice time. Good for you all for participating. Today I have made some phone calls concerning an event my church is doing for a home for unwed mothers. I do a little each day to help out the organizer of this event. Huggles back to you, Ellie.
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Makingpots, Oh that is lovely that you participate daily for a cause like this, these mums do need support and it is not always available for them even if it is just to chat to another adult rather than goo goo gaga baby language eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Mar 09
I've never heard of a red nose day in the U.K. What aownerdful idea. what have I done? I fed the homeless last Sunday and have visited shut in's twice. I gathered clothing and odds and soda to give to the local chapter of the Cancer Society - they have a sale o the last Friday of each month and do such a good job. I also donated food to two persons. Not much really. I must do better!
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Mar 09
Hi Cythiann, wow that is great hands on help all the time and that is really what people need eh! I think at times we all think we could do better but many do not bother at all so what we are doing makes a big difference, rather than time these days I donate more items and monthly payments by direct debit but do try to get involved where I can. Red Nose Day is also calledComic Relief and before I had gone to bed last night the country as a whole had raised over £32 million pounds and that will probably double as people like our firm will be adding during the week with what we have raised. I think what is so lovely is that everyone has fun doing it althoughfor serious causes and people all over the world are helped as well as people in the UK, for example £5 million pounds went to pay for mosquito nets to help children Uganda not get Malaria. Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleone3 (2065)
13 Mar 09
Hi Ellie My daughter paid a pound today to go to school in non-uniform. Also two of her friends done a sponsored silence and raised £27. Then another of her friends done a sponsored hop and raised another £5. They had lots of different event going on through out school today to raise money. My 17 year old son is off to a sixth form red nose day party tonight. It has been a while since I have done anything for charity but I did use to volunteer in a charity shop that raised money for the children's society.
@ellie333 (21018)
13 Mar 09
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Hi Littleone, It is lovely when the kids get involved like that isn't it, my five year old son (with my help) made red nose cup cakes and took those into school and they also had to pay 50p for the priveledge of wearing red, have uploaded you a pic of the cakes as they looked so good and tasted good too. I used to love being in the charity shop when I was on maternity leave I volunteered at the YMCA one. Huggles. Ellie:D