Do your bit for Red Nose Day

nh-rnd09-130 I’m helping to get the word out about Red Nose Day 2009.

I’ve created my digital red nose photo. Happy to have contributed £1 for that (paid via PayPal, making it so easy).

I’ve changed my Twitter avatar to this photo which I’ll keep throughout this week.

I’m following @rednoseday2009 on Twitter to keep abreast of what’s happening everywhere, online and offline.

And I’ll be tuned in to BBC TV at times this week and definitely for some of the evening of the actual Red Nose Day: this Friday March 13.

What is Red Nose Day? Wikipedia says:

Red Nose Day is the main way in which Comic Relief raises money. It is held in the spring every second year and is often treated as a semi-holiday, with, for example, schools having non-uniform days. The day culminates in a live telethon event on BBC One starting in the evening and going through into the early hours of the morning, but other money-raising events take place. As the name suggests, the day involves the wearing of plastic/foam red noses which are available, in exchange for a donation, from many shops.

Red Nose Day 2007 raised over £40 million. The 2009 event hopes to raise more.

Glad to add my little bit for a worthwhile charity.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Linda

    Hello, please can I tell your readers about our social media-inspired attempt to raise some cash for Comic Relief?

    I hope that some people working with or in social media may consider investing in our TwitterTitters book :)

    People are kindly tweeting, blogging and re-tweeting about this and we are getting a brilliant level of hits on our Lulu page (where the book is for sale) but it would be great if that interest was backed by a similar amount of sales!

    We’ve put together a new collection of comedy writing through Twitter and are trying our best to spread the word through Twitter too – the book has new writing from various talented (and funny!) writers who are on Twitter as well as exclusive new writing by Dave Spikey.

    Our Twitter feed is at @tweehee, I do hope some of your readers who may be looking for something a bit different will consider buying it – it’s less than a fiver to download and the book costs £9 to be delivered to your door.

    There are more details here: and you can buy the book here: tweehee. You can buy the book here:

    My friend and business partner Carol told me Dave Spikey’s story made her laugh so much she was nearly crying and she rang her mother-in-law to read it out to her over the phone. I was amazed. It would take more than that for me to ring mine.

    Thank you and all best wishes to everyone doing their bit for Red Nose Day. x

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