Red Nose Day May 21st, 2015
Employees of Northern Star Financial Group Supporting Red Nose Day!
What is Red Nose Day?
“Have fun, raise money and change lives.” Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty. The campaign encourages everyone from children to corporates to do something fun in the name of raising awareness around a serious global issue, while also raising funds to help identify and deliver solutions. Red Nose Day culminates in a star-studded comedy telethon.
Film director Richard Curtis co-created Comic Relief, the charity behind Red Nose Day, and started the campaign on the belief that the power of mass media and high profile celebrities can raise awareness around issues of poverty and thereby help save millions of lives. Since its launch on the BBC in 1988, Red Nose Day has garnered support from influencers and celebrities like Bill Gates, Will Ferrell, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, One Direction, Matt Damon, and even three British Prime Ministers.
What is Red Nose Day USA?
Red Nose Day USA activities culminate in a 3-hour telethon airing on NBC, produced by award-winning production company Done + Dusted with comedy content from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die. To be hosted by top talent, Red Nose Day USA will include sketch comedy, live music from the hottest acts, guest stars and short films that showcase the cause. NBC will support the campaign over a multi-week promotional period via NBC programming including The Today Show. Driving donations via phone and online will be an integral part of the Red Nose Day campaign.