Comic Relief is a charity founded in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day, a day where people raise money by doing something fun and appeal for sponsorship in order to do so.
The charity states that its aim is to “bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice”.
One of the fundamental principles behind working at Comic Relief is the “Golden Pound Principle” where every single donated pound is spent on charitable projects. All operating costs, such as staff salaries, are covered by corporate sponsors, or interest earned on money waiting to be distributed.
We were asked to arrive on Friday in Tuxedos / Black Tie or Tiara’s in exchange for a donation towards Comic Relief. To add to the fun we we’re also provided with a classic British meal Fish & Chips van at our soap making factory along with cakes & buns!
It’s important to us as a company to give something back to those who aren’t as fortunate as us. It’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have such things as running clean water and good sanitation. Many others around the world don’t have easy access to the simple things we take for granted.
By close of end of play we had managed to raise an incredible £2000 which is a great step towards making a change.