BGN fans of Love Actually rejoice! Thanks to Red Nose Day, we’re getting a sequel!
Well, kind of.
Earlier this week, Comic Relief, the non-profit behind Red Nose Day, revealed a limited edition Red Nose Day Actually T-shirt featuring cast members of the Love Actually reunion mini-film, set to air on Red Nose Day (May 25) on NBC. The T-shirt is produced in partnership with ethical clothing line UNIFORM. Proceeds of every shirt sold will support Red Nose Day, helping to further the mission of the campaign – to end child poverty, one nose at a time.
From the Red Nose Day Actually reunion film, the T-shirt includes cast members Rowan Atkinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Lúcia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Olivia Olson. The design features the iconic Red Noses to encourage fans to get their Noses On and join the campaign to keep children in need safe, healthy, and educated. The special edition T-shirts retail for $28 and are available online starting today at: rednoseday.org/tshirts.
Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the U.K. in 1988. It launched in the U.S. in 2015, and in its first two years has raised over $60 million. This is the first time a T-shirt has been offered to the public as part of Red Nose Day in the U.S., and gives people another way they can support the campaign and make a difference for children in the U.S. and around world.
Richard Curtis, founder of Comic Relief and writer-director of Love Actually, said, “It’s so gorgeous to have our first Red Nose Day T-Shirt in America, particularly because it’s of Love Actually.”
Red Nose Day is all about coming together to have fun and make a difference. Funds raised support programs for children in need in all 50 states and some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
A natural partner for the Red Nose Day T-shirt, UNIFORM uses ethical production practices in Liberia to transform the lives in Africa: women who work with UNIFORM are provided safe business opportunities to help them lift their families and children out of poverty. UNIFORM was founded by Chid Liberty, a Liberian-American entrepreneur, in 2016.
The Red Nose Day Actually short film will air as part of “The Red Nose Day Special” on NBC,broadcast live on May 25 at 10 pm ET/PT. “The Red Nose Day Special” is the final hour of NBC’s special night of Red Nose Day programming in support of the charity, which will both entertain viewers and give them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need. It also includes “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” (8 p.m.) and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day” (9 p.m. ET), featuring Julia Roberts in Kenya.
The 2017 Red Nose Day campaign runs from now through Red Nose Day (May 25) and everyone can get involved to help end child poverty. Buy and wear a Red Nose, available exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide, take on a fundraising challenge and share personal stories of involvement on social media to encourage others to make a difference for children in need using #RedNoseDay and #NosesOn. You can follow Red Nose Day on social media @RedNoseDayUSA.
About Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Started in the U.K., Red Nose Day, is built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change, and has raised over $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised over $60 million to date for the cause.
Red Nose Day 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 25. Money raised goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad. Beneficiaries include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and The Global Fund. Since launching in the U.S., Red Nose Day has received generous support from millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, including Walgreens, NBC, Mars, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Launched in September 2016 by founder, Chid Liberty, UNIFORM is a contemporary collection of elevated essentials for men and women ethically produced in factories in Africa. UNIFORM’s focus on considered design is apparent through its use of luxe fabrics and expert tailoring, resulting in a fresh take on completely wearable pieces that both look and feel great when you put them on. The entirety of the core collection retails for under $100 USD, creating accessible fashion with integrity. With each purchase from UNIFORM’s main collections, a school uniform is produced in the same factories as UNIFORM and distributed to a local child whose ability to attend school depends on it.
To shop the collection and learn more about the UNIFORM movement, visit www.shopuniform.com. For a behind the scenes look at the brand’s day to day and adventures and what makes UNIFORM tick, be sure to follow @shopuniform on Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms.
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