I am amazed that Red Nose Day raised a record amount of cash and all of it is not in yet. At work I organised lots of events to raise money. I watched the programme where the celebraties went to live with people in Africa and found it heart breaking. Kids living on the streets with nothing.
I stupidely suggested car washing, thinking that the guys in Training would do it. My boss then said she would do it, and then I thought I have got to do it to. We washed 6 cars in the rain. Much to the dismay of my boss's newly straightened hair. There were 5 of us washing the cars including our Managing Director. It was totally knackering, I definitely earnt the cup cake I bought after all my efforts. We raised £70, not bad.
In the afternoon I set up sing star in the restaurant and made people pay 50 p to come and watch singers. At first no-one was joining in and I thought "Oh no this is going to be a complete flop". There was only a few customers. However, I had been cajoling people into for weeks. A new girl called Nikki sings in a band and promised to come up. After about 20 minutes loads of people turned up and Nikki took to the microphone and another really good singer called Sarah. I was relieved, it actually turned out quite well, however, it was a bit touch and go. What is that saying you can take a horse to water but you can not make it drink! Part of the reason we were doing it was to raise morale. For 3 years we have not had a Christmas Party due to the economic down turn. Most people took part in dressing up. I was dressed as a red crayola (crayon), there was also, a blue one, lilac, pink and brown. Genious idea (not mine) it was funny and cheap. There were people dressed in their pyjamas, a croup of monkeys, beach wear and people wearing lots of red wigs (including the guys).
I was running around like a mad banshee woman all day to make sure everything went smoothely. I hope everyone had fun and on Monday I will tot up exactly how much we raised.
Next weekend I am doing the mad March Hare for Breast Cancer Awareness dressed as a bunny girl. My friend bought me the outfit as there will be several of us dressed up for the 10k race. The outfit does n't leave much the imagination I would call it really more whore bunny! I love doing stuff for Charity. I find it really humbling.