Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is HUGE fundraising effort in the UK and I was so excited to be apart of it this year.  I want to explain it correctly so, I went straight to the Red Nose Day website for a proper explanation:

What Is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.  It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.  And the best bit? All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa.

This year alone, £74,360,207 had been raised which is the highest total reached on the night in Red Nose Day's 23 year history.

I volunteered with an organization, Free Cakes for Kids, to put on a baking session for the African Women's Group in a near by neighborhood.  We baked dozens of cupcakes decorated in Red Nose style to be sold later that evening at a community bop (dance).  

My new friend, KiKi, and me hard at work.

I had to take control of the spoons because he liked to lick his finger even more than I do...and that's ALOT!

Isn't he a cutie!

BBC News came to film a segment for the nightly news.

KiKi with his mom and little brother.

Some finished products...

And more!

Wonderful group of ladies!

I enjoyed being involved in my new community and making an ever-so-small difference in my own way.

1 comment:

  1. I know I am supposed to be studying for my finals for my MBA at Rice University (Houston), but I have been glued to your blog for the past day.

    I will be starting at Kellogg in the fall for an MSc in Global Health Science (and will be visiting Oxford for a scholarship interview May 6-8).

    I was just wondering on the reason why you chose Kellogg as against the older, well-known colleges, and why you chose not to reside in the college ( I will be coming alone and was thinking of residing in the college). Also how long will it take to cycle from Kellogg to my dept(Rosemary Rue Building
    Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford )