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Top Tips for Fundraising for Red Nose Day

Want to plan something for Red Nose Day on 15th March? Amazing! You’ll be doing your bit for vulnerable people and communities in the UK and around the world.

You don’t have to be a big deal to make a big difference! Everything you do, big or small adds up to something massive on Red Nose Day. Here are our top tips to help you get fundraising.

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1. Get dancing!

Join our very own Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly as they attempt the longest ever celebrity Danceathon in Red Nose Day’s 31 year history, on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 March on BBC Radio 2.

You could host your own Danceathon in your own time – either by asking people to donate to take part, or get sponsored to join in. If you want to dance along with Claudia and Tess, all you’ve got to do is press the BBC Red Button and you can follow the entire Danceathon there!

Can you boogie for the full 24 hours? You could make it fancy dress, pick your own playlist, do a Danceathon relay and create some epic routines – do your Danceathon your way to help raise funds!

Download the full Danceathon fundraising pack.

2. Bake Your Way to Red Nose Day

Who doesn’t love a delicious treat in the name of fundraising? Food is a tempting way to raise some funds - and fill some tums - and you don’t have to do it alone! How about testing the baking skills of your friends, family or colleagues with a baking competition? Head over to Comic Relief for lots of ideas for different ways to fundraise through baking.

Experiment with your culinary creations by including options such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten free so that everyone can get stuck in. If you’re in need of some baking inspiration, check out these Red Nose Day recipes from Comic Relief.

3. Dress the part

It’s the excuse you’ve been waiting for to wear your onesie to work!

And it doesn’t need to stop there… you could throw a fancy dress party, or a themed event – just make sure you strike a pose and get those pics! Make sure your theme is inclusive so that as many people as possible can create their costume and join the fun.

Take a look at all the different ways you could dress up for Red Nose Day.

4. Get Quizzical

Are you an entertainment aficionado? A pop culture pro? Or a sports specialist? Put you and your friends' knowledge to the test with a quiz.

Pick the categories, spread the word and you could even ask local firms to donate prizes. Comic Relief have created this ready-made quiz for you to download, so you don’t even have to write the questions. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!

5. Challenge Yourself

Up for something physical? You can walk, run, climb or swim for donations. The choices are limitless – don’t forget to create a buzz and let everyone know what you’re up to, to help secure those sponsors.

You can set up a Red Nose Day giving page to make it even easier to share with your friends, family and colleagues. If you’re not the sporty type, how about a sponsored social media ban? See you if you can go for a week without those notifications!

Need some extra help?

Take a look at all these downloadable tools to equip you for Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March. Whether you want poster templates, bright bunting or a pay in form, Comic Relief have got it covered.

However you decide to fundraise - have fun! Remember, you don’t need to be a big deal to make a big difference, and you’ll be helping to transform lives both in the UK and internationally.

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