NBC’s 3rd Annual Red Nose Day Special was a rousing success – raising #5 million for children in need.
The special also featured appearances by TV and movie stars like Liam Neeson, Ben Affleck, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Julia Roberts and Bryan Cranston – and the long awaited sequel to Love, Actually, Red Nose Day, Actually.
Beneficiaries of Red Nose Day include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Laureus Sport for Good; National Council of La Raza; Oxfam America; Rotary/End Polio Now; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.
The third annual Red Nose Day special will air on NBC on May 25th.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign that raises money to aid children in poverty. It was created by award-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”), and has raised more than $1 billion globally in just over 25 years. In the two years it has been in effect in the U.S., it has raised $60 million.
Program details for the Red Nose Day special will be announced soon. More details on Red Nose Day can be found after the break.
Over the past 30 years Red Nose Day has been the #1 television fundraising event in the U.K. raising money and awareness for children in need. Thursday May 21st at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC in a star-studded three-hour event it’s crossing the pond to take over America!
Recently I sat down with funny man Jack Black to discuss his involvement with the Red Nose Day event and what he learned through his trip to Uganda where he experienced first hand the dire conditions many families are struggling to survive in. Along with Jack we spoke with Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Notting Hill”) who created Red Nose Day back in 1985 to shed light on the devastating effects poverty has on children and their families and hopefully lead the way to make a positive change.