Comic Relief 2023: ideas for fundraising now and beyond
Milly Earnshaw-White discusses ideas for fundraising for this year’s Comic Relief and highlights some great causes to support.
Although red nose day has now passed, with much celebrity fundraising and so many touching stories, there are still many ways to get involved and continue to raise money for good causes.
Charities supported this year include Kennishead Larder in Scotland which provides an affordable shopping alternative to help Glasgow locals with the cost-of-living crisis. As well as allowing those living on the breadline to create affordable meals, it also encompasses a sense of community, a place for people to meet and mingle.
As a child I remember the excitement of Comic Relief at school, donning red noses and silly clothes for a day to raise some money for charities. One memorable occasion was when I dressed up as Lady Gaga, arriving to school with plastic meat taped to my dress. I think that this is a perfect time to make a fool of yourself in the aid of raising money to help others. The average Exeter student is not afraid to dress up and so I think taking this to the extreme could be a fantastic way to raise money.
One memorable occasion was when I dressed up as Lady Gaga, arriving to school with plastic meat taped to my dress.
A sponsored silence is also always a classic fundraising option and whilst I love to talk, I think that in aid of charity I could keep my mouth shut for a day (my housemates would also be very happy). I’ve previously seen people on campus doing dance-a-thons, dancing for an extended period, which I think is a great way to get other people involved and have a boogie.
Perhaps ambitious, I’ve always wanted to get involved with a flash mob. I think the idea of a choreographed dance popping up at university or in town is so fun. There are so many talented people at Exeter that I think this could definitely be organised. I’ll be looking out for one next time I’m in the Forum.
To find out more about Comic Relief 2023 you can visit their website here.