Have you ever thought about making a real difference? You can do this on Red Nose Day in the UK. Thanks to incredible generosity of many people, some projects can get funds to transform people’s lives. But what is it all about?

Comic Relief is a British charity which was founded in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry. At that time, both men were very worried about famine in Ethiopia and wished to do their best to help people in need. Nowadays, the highlight of this venture is a biennial telethon called Red Nose Day. As the name suggests, you should be wearing a foam red nose in exchange for a donation. Every March thousands of people become involved in the event to support young and old people across the country and poor areas in Africa. The British tend to watch various shows on BBC One which include parodies of films, events or recent TV programmes.

This year make your face funny to raise a lot of money. All you need is some face paint, a pair of scissors, adhesive tape, elastic bands, a smartphone to take your selfie. Visit  and find out more!


make a difference – zmienić coś
generosity – szczodrość
funds – fundusze, środki
charity – organizacja dobroczynna
found – założyć (np. firmę)
famine – głód
highlight – główna atrakcja
venture – śmiałe przedsięwzięcie
biennial – mający miejsce co dwa lata
telethon – maraton telewizyjny mający na celu zbiórkę pieniędzy
donation – datek
adhesive tape – taśma klejąca
raise money – zbierać pieniądze

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