Red Nose Day 2017
Red Nose Day
24th March 2017
RED NOSE DAY is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. The day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.
There are some incredible projects, in the UK and Africa, that have found effective ways to tackle poverty and injustice. Your money means we can choose the best and then fund them.
There are a number of important issues we’ll be focusing on in the run-up to Red Nose Day. The first of these are malaria and domestic violence.
Fighting MalariaSince 2000, child malaria death rates in Africa have dropped by 71%. BUT malaria still kills over 250,000 children under five each year in Africa. Yet we have the tools to fight this deadly disease. Your support allows us to carry on saving countless lives.
Comic Relief and GSK –
Comic Relief and GSK have joined forces to fight malaria and improve health of people living in Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the Greater Mekong Subregion. Together, they are working to reduce the devastating impact of this deadly disease.
– In Africa, support from people to Red Nose Day, helped over 90,000 children under five be treated with anti-malarial drugs.
How you are able to help –
£2.50 can buy an insecticide-treated mosquito net to protect a child in Africa from contracting deadly malaria while they sleep.
Domestic ViolenceThe police recieve, on average, over 100 calls relating to domestic violence every hour. Up to 60% of women who experience domestic violence are pregnant at the time.
Back in 2003, we helped to set up the National Domestic Violence Helpline. Red Nose Day to continue to fund it to this day. Domestic violence is an issue we’re committed to tackling.
– Each week, two women are killed as a result of domestic violence.
– Since Comie Relief began, they have helped support over 900,000 people experincing domestic violence.
How you are able to help –
– Just £20 can pay for a night’s emergency accommodation and support for a family who’be fled domestic violence.
#RedOutRight now, millions of young people in the UK and across Africe are being denied access to healthcare, education, employment or a safe place to sleep. Some will be trafficked, abused, exploited and forgotten.
– The number of 18 – 24 year olds sleeping on London Streets had doubled since 2009.
To raise awareness of the injustices that vulnerable young people face, for 24 hours, many of YouTube’s biggest names went offline. Share this video far and wide if you believe young people deserve more.
Where your money goes –
– Since last Red Nose Day, Comic Relief have helped over 45,000 youths and their families in Africa, at risk of abuse and exploitation, to lead safer lives.
– In the UK, Comic Relief fund organisations through the Carers Trust to support the estimated 700,000 young carers to cope with, and take a break from their caring responsibilities.