5th February 1988. Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now’ was number one and I was unable to contain my excitement because my best friend was having a Comic Relief party. Her parents were redecorating their front room, they had stripped all the paper off the walls and they had the fantastic idea to allow us pre-teens to have a party and pay £1 for the privilege of drawing all over their bare walls! It was a great party, a novel way of raising money and I still remember it today. I didn’t really know what Comic Relief was then and I had no idea what an amazing force for good it was going to become but we had a great time and raised some money. It felt good.
It really is hard to believe that the first Red Nose Day was 25 years ago. Red Nose Day has been a part of my life ever since. I’ve done a sponsored silence, a school sleep-over, numerous mufty days and now I have a son of my own to share the tradition of ‘doing something funny for money’.
Mummy Barrow, Mammasaurus and Alexander Residence are currently on an amazing trip to Ghana to see for themselves some of the projects that have had the benefit of the incredible amounts of money raised in the last 25 years by ordinary peeps like you and me.
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