Friday, 4 February 2011

We're getting ready to... Something Funny for Money

With 2011 being an 'odd' year (rather than 'even') it means that Red Nose Day is on its way. At work this is a charity that we support because it gives us a chance to be a 'bit nutty' and after only happens every other year (Red Nose Day that is - not being nutty) LOL

This year RND is on Friday 18 March - so we have plenty of time to get things organised.

Because we have a lot of part-time staff we normally organise events throughout the week of RND so that everyone has a chance to participate in something.

We are intending to have a red-themed quiz, silly dressing up events and one of the managers is going to be sponsored to eat a "Yard of Jaffa Cakes"...there will be a time limit set.

In addition we will be holding our ever popular "Red Tombola" and requests have already gone out to folk in the building for donations for this...given the amount of time we have there should be a good collection as folk are normally very generous. To meet the 'red' theme items need to be either the colour red, have red in their name or be packaged in red. We have a lot of fun as folk can be quite inventive or literal...a tin of 'red' kidney beans/red wine/ready salted Walkers get the idea. Our collecting box for these goodies is a large cardboard box covered in white paper with lots of different size red circles (noses) stuck randomley over it.

I'll be making a few red mug hugs for the tombola but I also wrapped some candles/holders in cello-bags and added a red topper...
It is amazing what you can find in the cupboards at work if you have a rummage LOL There was some red card, Tipex, fine black markers and of course sticky tape (the cello-bags were from my stash).
A bit of fancy cutting out with the scissors, some faux stitching with the markers and a bit of artwork with the Tipex and there you have it...

I'll have to see if I can think of anything else to come up with...............


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

They look fabby Toni, well done :D
Julie xx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

They look fantastic Toni, well done :D
J xx

Allison said...

how fabby
Have a lovely weekend Toni

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great idea. They are perfect for the tombola :) Well done on finding most of that at work :)

Claireliz said...

They look Fab Toni

Winnie said...

They look great! Very simple and creative.

Ruthie said...

These are great - just popping over (feels like its been ages!)

We have a great poetry relay running at Upminster library. The kids from local schools and the adult poetry group are going to read funny poems all morning! Its gonna be chaos as they need to listen to the class before, then the class that has just performed leaves and the remaining class listens to the adult poets, then they get up and perform the library rap (dont ask!) and some funny poems for the next class to arrive. Why oh why did we decide to do this?

I will be the harrassed one ushering the kids in and out and trying to sort out the dj equipment and microphones! ArghhH!