Red Nose Day 2022 in Bristol - when is it - where you can buy red noses for £1.50 - what is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day has been an annual fundraising event for the charity Comic Relief since it started in 1988.

2022 marks the 36th anniversary of Red Nose Day - the fundraising event which makes millions each year for the Comic Relief charity.

A night of celebration and donations that aim to help bring an end to the issue of child poverty in the United Kingdom and across the world.

When is Red Nose Day 2022?

This year, Red Nose Day falls on Friday, March 18.

Only since 2021 has Red Nose Day been celebrated every other year, but it has now been changed to be held annually.

The run up to Red Nose Day normally involves a number of fundraising events across the country, TV specials and a telethon for Comedy Relief that feature various celebrities.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign organised by the Comic Relief charity.

The aim of the day is to raise money to end child poverty, funding a number of programmes that benefit children’s health and safety.

Lenny Henry poses with Red Nose Day nose (Photo by Jake Turney/Comic Relief)

Red Nose Day was created by Comic Relief, which was founded by screenwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Sir Lenny Henry in 1985.

Since it was set up, Red Nose Day has raised well over £1 billion for charity, including last year’s impressive figure of £52,025,485.

Where can I buy a red nose and other Red Nose Day merchandise?

A common way that the general public get involved with Red Nose Day is by purchasing and wearing a red nose to show support to the event.

If you are looking to obtain one ahead of the big day, Comedy Relief have teamed up with Sainsbury’s and TKMaxx to sell red noses in 2022.

Not only are they 100% plastic free, but they come in eight different variations based on various wild animals, including a flamingo, a giraffe and a hippo.

A red nose from Sainsbury’s can be bought for £1.50 - both in-store and on their website - with 75p going directly to Comedy Relief.

Red noses can also be purchased from the Comedy Relief website itself, ranging from £1.50 per item or £60 for a box of 40

If red noses are not your thing, TKMaxx have a collection of ‘Red Nose Day chari-tee’ branded products, such as t-shirts, notepads, aprons and much more - to view its Red Nose Day line-up, visit their website.

What Red Nose Day events are happening near me in Bristol?

Ahead of and during Red Nose Day, there are normally a host of various fundraising events to raise money for Comedy Relief.

People can get involved by doing a range of things - from bake sales and dressing up to running a marathon.

Red Nose Day is synonymously celebrated in schools across Bristol too.

Compass Point Primary School in Bedminster is inviting their school kids to wear something red on Friday and donate to Red Nose Day - for more information visit the website.

The David Lloyd Bristol Long Ashton health club is hosting an evening of bingo with all of the money raised going to Comic Relief.

The health club’s special Red Nose Day bingo runs from 7pm to 8pm in the clubroom on Friday March 18, 2022.

Each strip costs £5 and there are some great prizes to be won.

Snap Fitness Bristol is giving away free membership for one month as part of a Red Nose Day raffle - it cost £1 per line with all proceedings going to Comic Relief.

Those interested in entering the raffle can do so via the Snap Fitness Bristol JustGiving webpage.