The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh and Minister at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Mims Davies, has highlighted some of the great work carried out by Comic Relief and why it’s something the whole family can get involved in, ahead of Red Nose Day returning tomorrow! Since 1985, over £1 billion has been raised on Red Nose Day towards creating a better and healthier world. This money has enabled Comic Relief-funded projects to promote positive mental health around the world.
Commenting Eastleigh MP and Minister for Charities, Mims Davies, said:
“Like my kids, I love Red Nose Day and everything it represents and does to bring our communities together, raise money for great causes and frankly make sure we ALL have a bit of fun while doing it whether you’re getting your bake on, running a quiz, dressing up or simply donating on payday!
“Red Nose Day also has a brilliant ability to reach out, and this was apparent when I recently learnt about how Comic Relief is funding projects promoting positive mental health in our young people. As Eastleigh’s MP, this is something I have campaigned on alongside local charities, healthcare professionals and local residents to raise awareness around this issue and to remove the stigma so our young people can thrive, and I’m really pleased that Comic Relief is doing this too!”
“So whatever you’re up to tomorrow, whether you’re getting stuck in with the fundraising efforts at work or at school, or you’re looking forward to watching at home with the family tomorrow evening, please donate – no matter how much or how little, it will absolutely make a difference!”