Today is Red Nose Day. Every two years, the amazing Organisation that is Comic Relief asks us to ‘do something funny for money’. I think we can all agree that this isn’t a big ask, especially when the easiest way you can get involved is by spending just £1 on the latest funky red nose design and wearing it to School or work on the day.
Here at SelfharmUK, we decided to do just that…
Now we’ve all had a laugh, here comes the serious part.
If it wasn’t for Comic Relief, SelfharmUK wouldn’t be what is now. We are one of many Charitable projects in the UK that receives funding as generated by the thousands of sales of red noses, sponsorships of people dying their hair purple and donations from the many bake sales across the country. Thanks to this funding, we are able to run an online course called Alumina, where we work with young people across the country for 6 weeks to try and help them find the courage to tell a parent or visit the GP and even find the tools they need to begin to try and stop self-harming. We feel privileged to be able to support these young people and the funding we receive from Comic Relief means that we can continue to do so.
Incase you were wondering, the people behind the selfies above all play a role in making SelfharmUK great. Whether that’s by being part of the paid team who are continually striving to think big and make stuff happen; by being a member of our training team leading training sessions up and down the country; or by being a young person willing to share their mental health story by writing blogs for the website, in the hope that they can help and inspire others with their struggles.
Isn’t it amazing to think how something as small as a red nose can connect and support so many people!
And that’s exactly why every £1 counts. So get out there and buy your red nose, get sponsored or make a donation! Please support the Comic Relief Campaign this year in any way you can, as projects like us are counting on YOU.
For more information about Comic Relief visit http://www.comicrelief.com
If you want to know more about how we use our funding, please email firstname.lastname@example.org