Last Friday, we celebrated Red Nose Day 2019, enjoying a wide range of activities to raise money for Comic Relief. All of the proceeds are used by the charity to support vulnerable people in the UK and all over the world, and we always take great pride in contributing to such a worthy cause.
Since launching the first Red Nose Day in 1985, Comic Relief has raised a staggering amount of money, and in 2015, they passed the £1 billion mark. Although the event is widely celebrated, schools have grown to play a huge part in raising money, and it was with great delight that we contributed to the growing total, which currently stands at more than £63.5 million.
Thursday was another fantastic Red Nose Day at Melksham Oak, with students and staff turning out in force to support the event. We organised a non-uniform day, with the aim being to wear something red, with all contributions going directly to Comic Relief. Our heads of house and student leaders worked hard all week selling red noses, all to support this wonderful cause.
There were a range of other events and competitions taking place in school to support the charity, and all had fun while taking part, making it a colourful, active, and special day. Mr Blowers, Interim Principal, said: “Thanks to all the students and staff for their contributions to such a worth cause.”
At Melksham Oak Community School, we believe Red Nose Day is much more than just an opportunity for us to arrange a number of fun and exciting fundraising activities. The event gives us the platform to teach our students about the importance of charity, being generous, and supporting and helping others. These lessons will help to develop good habits that last long into their adult life.
Red Nose Day is such a special event because it allows young people to have fun, spend time together, and experience the joy of raising money to help others. It is something we always look forward to, and the excitement has already begun for Sport Relief 2020.