The British Connection Supports Red Nose Day

2015-06-20 04:01:31

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. Sponsored by Comic Relief, it’s the day, every two years, when people across the U.K. can get together and do something funny to raise money at home, school and work. There’s a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously. With its purchase of Boots, a British pharmacy chain, Walgreens decided to support Red Nose Day and become a media sponsor of the three hour Red Nose Day special on NBC.  Some members of The British Connection and a few American friends decided to get together and raise funds for the 1st Red Nose Day in the U.S. held on May 21. The British Connection is a local club for British Women whose goal is to promote a social network offering support and friendship. Our club is open to all people of British ancestry going no further back than the third generation. The British Connection meets the 1st Thursday of every month. For more information email the British Connection at: STL-BritCon@live.com or check out their website: www.britishconnectionstl.com. *Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and Africa. Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. *Red Nose Day in the U.S. is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The money raised during Red Nose Day, split between domestic and international charities, will be used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally, in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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