CHILDREN at Langholm primary school and nursery brought a splash of colour to their classrooms on Friday, March 15 when they took part in Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
The nursery class sold red noses to the whole school and both teachers and pupils came dressed in fancy dress or wore something red.
They made a fantastic effort and raised £116 for this worthy event which is held every two years.
Since its launch, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day when people all over the UK can get together and raise money at home, school and work.
This year £63,938,072 was raised which will help people living tough lives in the UK and Africa.
There’s always a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.
UK Aid is matching an enormous £2m of public donations to support mental health programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The news was announced by Lenny Henry during Red Nose Day.
The gesture marks 10 years of a successful partnership which ensures the generous donations from the great British public to Comic Relief are used to directly support those most in need and continue to achieve the Global Goals.
To date, working with the public, UK Aid and Comic Relief have helped to improve the lives of more than 7.5 million people in 27 countries in the past decade.