Saturday, 14 March 2009

Do something funny for money

Yesterday was Friday the 13th ,its the second one we have had this year ,and I believe another on is due in November !
Yesterday also marked the 21st aniversary of comic relief day here in Britain,where everyone ,dresses up ,wears a red nose or does something funny for money ,and the collecting boxes are every where for us to make our donations ,or we can donate on line or by phone ,Last evening on BBC TV ,was given over to all the celebraties,who had taken part ,who had given their time and talents ,(some great acts) such caring people .The whole idea is to raise money for many causes mainly children ie - kids who are full time cares to their parents or siblings ,and who are missing out on a normal childhood ,a child support centre for kids who are living in difficult situations like with a drunk parent ,and for children who have such difficult lives abroad , The item that really moved me ,and there were many such moments ,was the film of some of the celebs visiting Africa ,and seeing the amount of children who were dying from Malaria ,simply because they dont sleep under nets ,which cost aprox £5 each !well a team of heroic caring talented on and on ...Bless them .people from the music world
Chris Moyles and Fearne Cotton were joined by Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Alesha Dixon, Ben Shepherd, Ronan Keating, Denise Van Outen and Gary Barlow, whose idea it originaly was .
They walked for seven days to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for Comic Relief ,it was anounced they had been sponsered to the tune of 3 million pounds ,what an achievement ,and the film showing them on their ardous climb showed just how hard it was ,and though some of them got sick during the climb they carried on ,because they said they kept a picture of these poor sick children in their minds to spur them on .What they and the other famous people did was admirable God Bless them all .
And then on the other hand ordinary folk did their bit too ,we at the Residents forum had a committee meeting sheduled for yesterday ,so we all wore some thing red ,and of course popped our money into a collecting box ,we raised quite a bit and still counting ,with the money from the people at the office .
The day before My daughter in law Chrissie brought my daughter Kate and our friend Dawn over for a visit ,we had a nice day together ,I bought a red hat from the charity shop !!!!,so with my red tee shirt,shoes and bag ,(black trousers and jumper ) I was set hee hee ......


Of course every one wanted to wear it ,especially the men ? I mean look at Howard, doesn't he look great ?






Sitting beside Howard ,is Elsa ,who said she had nothing red to wear ,so she made us a big box of red nose cakes ,and they all dissapeared and were yummy



Here's Suzy ,showing her red stripey belly ...


Ray red tie .George red tee shirt ,red october I think it was hee hee ..

I told you they all wanted to wear the hat ,here is Dick ,who works with the youngsters

So my friends, I will leave it here ,but not before telling you ,that the Head lines read-- Recession fails to dampen comic relief ,at 2am last night ,the total stood at a record breaking £57.8 million pounds ,with love from Jan in GREAT Britain

36 comments:

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan wasn't the entertainment great ~ and the amount of money raised (even though there is a recession on) was just brilliant ~ bless all of those actors ~ singers and sportsmen and women who gave their time to such a worthy cause ~ and to everyone involved ~ Ally x

Ally Lifewithally said...

PS Jan I forgot to mention I love the Hat :o) ~ Ally x

Bunny said...

Oh Jan - THAT HAT! Fair took my breath away.
Bunny xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your hat is wonderful! How great that so much good was accomplished by people having fun. In a world that often only tells the bad side, to hear such good news is music to the ears. We really do have alot of caring and giving people and need to hear more of their accomplishments too. I loved all the pictures. 'On Ya'-ma

Angie said...

I thought Chris Moyles was thew real hero of the day! As someone on the climb said (it might have even been him) "fat guy, scared of heights". When you think, he could have saved himself the bother and just got his chequebook out but he didn't and he earned every penny he made in sponsorship.

love, Angie, xx

madcobug said...

What a great thing you all did for those children. I like that red hat. It looked cute on you and those men LOL. Hugs, Helen

Jean said...

Hi Jan I enjoyed watching the programme of the folks climbing Mount Kilimanjaro,think they did really well .
You look like you had a nice fun time at your meeting .All dressed in red clothes ,I doned on my red coat and red nose at school .Glad you had a good day with Kate Chrissy and Dawn .We are celebrating Garys 40th tonight round at Jos ....love and hugs ...Jeanxx

Kath said...

Love the hat Jan you looked fantastic the men also LOL!!The show was great wasn't it and how well everyone did.Love all your pics and what a great time you all seemed to have had.Well done to all of you and all the stars who raised money too for such a good cause.Have a lovely weekend it's realy cold and blustery here.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Jeanie said...

OOoowww! I thought you were off to Cheltenham for the races in your lovey red hat Jan. Lol!
It's very versatile too...going by the many other wearers who looked quite posh in it too. hahahaha!
What a magnificent final total the Red Nose Day!
wish I had been able to reach for one of those lovely red nose cakes. Yummy!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

Linda's World said...

That's what this country needs but at least once a month. I even heard about this event on the TV news last night. We all need more humor in our lives. Thaks for sharing your fun day. Linda in cold & rainy Washington state

Anonymous said...

Jan, It is really greatjust how much of a caring society we live in. when one seems only to hear about gloom and doom it is wonderful to get good news and laughter as well. when you add up what is made on the Children In Need Appeal can't remember how much but well over 40 million and the wonderful amount this weekend. It makes me glad to live in such a caring country.
Love Sybil xx

Missie said...

That was a lot of money raised! You looked great in the hat. I really like it.

Lainey Laine said...

Sorry Jan - I have been trying to get round all my journal people. Im getting there! Lovely entry Jan and just love those photos - I love red nose day - its fun! Laine xxxx

Rose Mary said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful day! It's great that so much money was raised, despite the economic hardships we are facing worldwide.

I love you red hat!

Stuart said...

what fun you have...........
I envy you.

Stevie said...

I enjoyed the few parts of comic relief that I saw last night. Thne story of that lady been reunited with her kids after 7 years had me tearing up!! :-(

xxx

lunarossa said...

Seeems you had quite a lot of fun over there! Loved Comic Relief too. My favourite was the documentary about Kilimanjaro's espedition (I''m a bifg Gary Barlow's fan!) and the Apprentice. Very happy that they've raised lots of money in spite of the credit crunch. All the best. Ciao. A.

Paula said...

How cute you look in your red hat!. Wonderful collections to help kids.

Barry said...

Hi Jan x,

Just love the hat, it looks as though you should be smoking a cigarette from one of those long holders,like they do in the old films.

Well done to everyone who raised money for comic relief.

B. x

Marie said...

Jan, I was so thrilled when I heard on the radio yesterday how much had been raised! I tell you, nobody had bigger hearts than us here in the UK! I really enjoyed the show. It's amazing, your heart is filled with joy and laughter one minute, as you watch all the wonderful entertainments, and then it's breaking the next, when you see the people who need our help. I think it's a very good thing and makes me proud to be British!(I'm naturalized and have a passport, you all can't get rid of me now!)

Winivere said...

Grrr @ so many comments that it took me 4ever to get here! LOL...

I WANT TO WEAR THE HAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

XX

Lucy said...

Jan it looks like a good time was had by all. Good for you. You do know how to party. Lucy

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Hi Jan, I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, I hope. Isn't it amazing at just how generous folks are despite the fact that money is so tight. LOL at the traveling red hat. love xx

Coelha :B said...

Hi Jan! Love the hat! Everyone looks like they are having a lot of fun! Good times! :) Julie

Astra! said...

congratulations on a job well done for comic relief...love the hat! X

Astra!
astra1547@sky.com

Jeannette said...

Loved all the pictures Jan. Yes, some of those films were so moving I had tears in my eyes and Fern Britain cracked up didn't she? It was a staggering amount of money considering the state the country is in. A pat on the back to all.

Lucy said...

I had to come in and get my happy Jan fix for the day. Your page cheers me up. I just love it. Lucy

Eileen said...

It is great to have so much fun AND raise money for charity. Eileen x

Missie said...

I changed the name of my blog. I took my name out of the title. I didn't want anyone to be able to find me so easily by just typing in my name.

New name is: A middle aged mom's upside down world.

New address is: http://amiddleagedmomsupsidedownworld.blogspot.com

If you're a follower you should get updates as you're all still listed, but to be on the safe side, you could delete and re-add yourself if you just have me in your favorites and follow that way, you'll need to add my new address and delete the old.

Missie

Lucy said...

Hope you had a lovely MUMs day. My flower "mum" is doing quite well. lol Lucy

Lucy said...

You are one popular lady. My guess is because your as pleasant as you look and write.

Lucy said...

Just stopped in to say HI. LUCY

Joan said...

Hi Jan just wondering how you are.have a lovely Easter. Love Joan.

ADB said...

Happy Easter, Jan - hope all is well

Lucy said...

Hi JaN, DID NOT EVEN GET A CHANCE TO TELL YOU THAT I HOPED you were feeling better. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Still can't get things straight with AOL. but at least I can get to my blog and my friends and thart is what counts. Lucy

Lucy said...

Hi Jan, sorry to be so slow about making a comment. You have been such a regular on making comments. I do hope you are well. Tomorrow after 3rd MRI I will have bone density test and hope it will be last of rounds for all. I just feel they will find it is simply old injuries and all that money that Ins. wion't even begin to cover. Take care