Wednesday 16th March: It’s no mean feat and one which will certainly make their feet ache…
On Friday 18th March, brains, brawn, beauty and baldness come together as Adam Green, Andy Broxton and Richard Tisdale from BBC Radio Shropshire set off on a mission to take a giant inflatable Red Nose to the top of the Wrekin to raise money for Comic Relief.
The trio will cover 20 miles on foot with a gigantic inflatable Red Nose in an attempt to reach the summit of Shropshire’s iconic hill by sunset. However, the breakfast crew are well aware that many trials and tribulations lay ahead of them, after already puncturing their original giant Red Nose in a practice run. Producer at BBC Radio Shropshire, Richard Tisdale, said:
“Without a doubt the biggest challenge we will face will be physically getting the giant red nose to the top of the Wrekin. The walk will be long, and no doubt pretty tough going, but the sheer size of the Red Nose is going to take some getting to the top. You can’t even see where you’re going when you’re carrying it!
“We are hugely determined though. There’s no way we won’t make it to the top – we know how much the money raised will help people right around the globe and if all we have to do is take this enormous Red Nose to the top of the Wrekin, then we’ll definitely complete it! There may be a ‘NO’ in ‘Red Nose Day’ – but there’s also a ‘Se’ – and that’s Spanish for YES!”
This is the first time the BBC Radio Shropshire Breakfast Show have been involved in a big fundraiser for Comic Relief and it is not one to be missed. Money raised by Adam, Andy and Richard will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health. This includes funding organisations that are supporting people right now in Ukraine, and those attempting to cross the border. Travel presenter, Andy Broxton, added:
“Red Nose Day is all about having a good laugh, whilst raising money for some incredibly worthy causes. Fun is what our Breakfast show is all about and this year more than ever, it’s imperative that we come together and collectively raise as much money as we can – not only for those in the UK but those who so desperately need our help, all over the world. We want to make a difference.”
In a one off special to support the breakfast team, the show will be broadcast remotely and listeners can send in messages of support to the trio who will set off on their trek at 9am on Friday 18th March. Presenter, Adam Green, added:
“We know how hard things are for people right now and there will be so many of our listeners who will want to give, but simply can’t afford to. With that in mind, we’re just hoping that those who can, do. For that reason we are determined to make fools of ourselves to encourage people to part with their pennies for an amazing cause, hopefully raising a few smiles along the way at a time when we all need a bit more to smile about.”
You can support the Breakfast team on the return of Red Nose Day, this Friday 18th March, by tuning in to the BBC Radio Shropshire Breakfast Show from 6am.
To donate to Red Nose Day, visit bbc.co.uk/rednoseday.
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About Comic Relief Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Through humour and stories of hope, we have shown that people can make a massive difference.
Comic Relief believes that those who are closest to the issues have the best solutions, and so works with organisations and people with direct experience of these challenges. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who support the most vulnerable people and communities in society. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or who have been forced to flee their homes, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with mental health problems.
For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com .
Comic Relief, which is the operating name of Charity Projects, is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
About Red Nose Day 2022 Red Nose Day is back on Friday 18th March 2022 and hopes to inspire people across the UK to make a difference, no matter how big or small. This Red Nose Day, we want to remind people that they have the power to change lives.
Money raised by Red Nose Day will help people in the UK and around the world live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health. This includes funding organisations that are supporting people right now in Ukraine, and those attempting to cross the border.
Visit https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/ or follow @ComicRelief on social media for the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information.
Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief.