If you’re ready to start clowning around again for a good cause, we have good news for you. Red Nose Day is back!
And the charity drive is set to collect R8 million over the next few months, for the needy.
The popular fundraising effort all but disappeared in the late 90s, last held 16 years ago.
For those old enough to remember, Red Nose Day was an annual event that included a televised charity drive, celebrity endorsements and the sale of plastic red noses.
Organisers say on their website: “Our aim is to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged children. We believe that this requires investing in our children’s immediate needs, as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.”
And with that in mind, organisers say red noses will be back on the shelves early next year.
The stars have come out to support the charity, including singer Chad Saaiman, actor Siv Ngesi, and comedians Tumi Morake, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Yaaseen Barnes.
On December 3, there will be a family friendly obstacle course at Chukker Road sports field, while March 3, 2017, has been declared Red Nose Day.
The organisers hope to get close to their
target of R8 million which will be used for child rape care kits, school uniforms and stationery, food parcels and mobile clinics across SA.