Springtime is just around the corner, which means it’s time for Red Nose Day, set for March 24th in the UK. The annual Comic Relief fundraiser turns out great entertainment every year while raising cash for important causes. Everyday people take part as well with workplace bake sales, fundraising in schools, running fun challenges, and essentially doing whatever they enjoy to raise money that can change lives. Ultimately, it culminates in a huge night of live comedy and entertainment, shown on the BBC on the 24th.
Two years ago, a chunk of the Game of Thrones cast memorably took part in the US edition of Red Nose Day by joining up with Coldplay to create the epic Game of Thrones: The Musical. This year, Maisie Williams doing her part for the cause.
Legendary fashion photographer Rankin has now turned fashion designer for the 2017 Red Nose Day campaign, with a range of T-shirts launching in TK Maxx stores on Monday, February 13th, and online at tkmaxx.com now.
Nine different Rankin animal designs will be available, for both adults and children. The prices start at £6.99 for a kids tee, and £9.99 for an adult tee. Red Nose Day confirms that at least £5 from the sale of the adult T-shirt will go to Comic Relief to help people in the UK and Africa, for a diverse range of causes; everything from providing malaria nets, to helping women living in fear of domestic abuse, to help provide children’s education, to aiding with care for the elderly in the UK.
Williams isn’t the only familiar face from GoT taking part this year. Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) helped kick off Red Nose Day 2017 by visiting the Comic Relief-funded project Nu Life Furniture, located in his native country of Wales. Additionally, Thomas Brodie Sangster (Jojen Reed) is sliding back into his Love Actually role for a reunion and a mini-movie for the occasion.
For those in the USA who are interested in taking part, Red Nose Day comes to America on May 25th this year!