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Red Nose Day gets digi-fied

Tim Gibbon (Social Media Portal (SMP)) - 15 March 2013

Red Nose Day gets digi-fied


Today is officially when the UK goes bonkers for Red Nose Day with the 25 year-old charity providing digital assets to help people fundraise or support

Red Nose Day logoToday is officially when the UK and further a field literally goes bonkers for Red Nose Day.  The 25-year old charity and movement Comic Relief (founded in 1985) is building upon its online presence by providing digital and social assets to help people to digi-fy their efforts or support for RND.      

The digital tools for fundraisers include a number of backgrounds, badges, banners, desktop images, images and wallpapers that can be added to mobile phones, computers and used across social media.  It also includes social media makeovers for Twitter, including a Twibbon, Pose with a Nose, Facebook and Twitter backgrounds.

All the money raised for Red Nose Day is spent by Comic Relief to change lives across the UK and Africa. The whole day culminates with a night of television broadcast on the BBC, featuring comedy, appearances from both celebrities, fundraising and supporters.  To date, Comic Relief has raised over 800 million (approaching 900 million as mentioned on BBC Breakfast this morning) and works across 70 counties supporting 15,786 projects.

How can you get involved?

Fundraising benefits individuals and groups across the UK and Africa helping with projects including:

In the UK
Domestic and sexual abuse
Older people
Young people and mental health
Young ones
Young people and alcohol

In Africa
Climate change
People affected by HIV and AIDS
People living in urban slums
Women and girls
Women and girls

People can sponsor and donate to Red Nose day online where they will find detailed information on how to get involved further if they wish to do so.  The site also allows for fundraisers to share how they have raised their money by uploading photographs

Supporters can access and download the Red Nose Day difi-fy tools from the fundraising area on the website  For a list of activities visit the Red Nose Day website.

To tune in and keep-up-to-date with Red Nose Day follow and join in sharing your news via Twitter @rednoseday #RND.  Red Nose Day is also social from Facebook, YouTube.

Keep-to-date with Red Nose Day via the Twitterverse below.

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