The UK events industry is showing its support for Red Nose Day (15 March) with a series of initiatives including wearing pyjamas to work, donning a Red Nose, baking as a form of fundraising and even doing the Harlem Shake.
Conference News’ editorial team took part by wearing their PJs in the office with Red Noses. It was part of an initiative run by venuefinding website, Venuedirectory.com, which will be donating £10 for every event company who wears their PJs to work and another £10 for every client who sends in a photo to upload to Venuedirectory.com’s social media. So far the group has raised £160.
Event management agency Zibrant will be lending its support to Comic Relief’s UK-wide fundraising event with a series of company-wide initiatives. Culminating in the Harlem Shake at Zibrant’s Derby offices, other activities throughout the day include outrageous fancy dress, tombolas and cake sales.
A highlight of the day will be the gunging of Helen McCabe, Global Operations Director, and Stephen Shilling, Finance Director. The two will be doused and soaked subject to minimum funds being raised throughout the day.
Zibrant’s clients and partners are being encouraged to support activities with a joke at the end of each email. The ‘Chuckle For Cash’ initiative will encourage over 4,000 email recipients to laugh throughout the day; each laugh raised will see Zibrant donate £1 to the charity.
Zibrant’s previous Red Nose Day activities have in the past helped raise enough money to vaccinate 100 children against deadly diseases like whooping cough and hepatitis B from staff contributions alone.
See below for Venuedirectory.com’s appeal:
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