With Red Nose Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Bake Sales. It’s a great way to fundraise as everyone loves cake.
Comic Relief’s main aim is to “bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people's immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice” here in the UK and Africa.
Red Nose Day, as I’m sure we all know, is held every other year alternating with Sport Relief. It’s a day to do something funny for money or just raise cash in any way we can, including a good bake sale.
To raise awareness of the cause, I have a bundle of Red Nose Goodies to give away – an adult apron, a children’s apron, colouring in book and a kids t-shirt – available in sizes age 2 to 10.
Here’s the official word on these fab prizes:
HomeSense has partnered with renowned fashion and portrait photographer Rankin to create exclusive aprons for Red Nose Day 2017. With all the ingredients to become a design classic, the apron features a selection of unique, quirky and quintessentially British animal portraits including Rankin’s own dog. HomeSense is an official Red Nose Day partner for the third time and this year a host of celebrities have been photographed by iconic photographer Rankin wearing the apron to help raise money for Comic Relief. The campaign is being fronted by the Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers. The bikers will be supported by a whole host of celebrities including , Nadine Coyle, Pearl Lowe, Nadiya Hussain, Jodie Kidd, Susanna Reid, Kimberley Wyatt, Lesley Joseph & Linda Robson, Una Healy, The Hemsley Sisters, Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Fay Ripley, Vogue Williams and Tim Lovejoy.
The adult apron, priced at £12.99, will be available to buy in HomeSense and TK Maxx stores from 13th February and online at tkmaxx.com and rednoseday.com. With at least £5 from every adult apron sale going to Comic Relief, the money will help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.
The HomeSense Red Nose Day range, created by Rankin, also features a new children’s apron encouraging the whole family to join in the bake sale action by getting creative in the kitchen. Further products in the collection include a tea towel and a range of kids T-shirts also a designed by Rankin, as well as a leather journal and a colouring-in notebook.
A spokesperson for HomeSense said: “Rankin has really risen to the challenge with this year’s apron design, encouraging adults and children to get in the kitchen and make their bakes matter.
The quirky and unique design featuring an image of man’s best friend (Rankin’s own dog) and a range of other animals, will encourage people to grab an apron, get messy in the kitchen and support the good work that Comic Relief does to help transform people’s lives here in the UK where we have customers and stores and across Africa.”
Rankin said: “When I was asked to create this year’s Red Nose Day exclusive collection for HomeSense I agreed without hesitation. It is a fantastic cause and I knew it would be a lot of fun. What you’re seeing is some of the best talent in the animal business and, although I’m never one for nepotism, my own dog got on the team sheet. I wanted to make these images as cute and fun as possible and I hope I have included something for everyone which encourages both adults and children to get in the kitchen and raise some dough for Comic Relief.”
To be in with a chance of winning these prizes, enter via the Rafflecopter thingamajig below. Leave a comment telling me what you would make for a bake sale. You can also tweet about the giveaway too.
The competition is open until the 10th March for UK residents only. Good luck!