As I’m sure most of you are aware this Friday (24th March 2017) is Red Nose Day.
For those of you who don’t know (and a reminder for those that do) Red Nose Day is organised by Comic Relief and raises money for projects in both Africa and the UK. Since the very first Red Nose Day on 5th February 1988 over £1 billion has been raised.
This year Red Nose Day is focussing on 5 issues – Immunisation, Mental Health, Vulnerable Young People, Domestic Violence and Fighting Malaria – although the money raised will go to support a wide range of people, and fund over 2000 projects in the U.K. alone (including projects tackling homelessness, dementia, loneliness and loss).
Last week Comic Relief released a video with the comedian Billy Conolley that introduced us to three people – Bob, Jo and Margaret – that Comic Relief helps with some of these difficulties. Over to you Billy:
Here at W3iRD TRiANGL3 we want to do our bit to help support Red Nose Day and the very worthwhile causes it funds and the people it supports. From Friday 24th until Sunday 26th we will donate 100% of the profits from ALL our ‘People Who Wear Capes (RED)’ tees that are sold over the weekend. We’ll even throw in a free W3iRDTRiANGL3 key ring with every order!
Whether you decide to buy a tee or not though please still continue to support Red Nose Day however you can. For more information about Red Nose Day and ways to get involved visit: http://www.rednoseday.com
Finally I want to leave you with more inspiring words from Mr. Connolly:
Billy’s Desiderata by Billy Connolly
Tread gently on anyone who looks at you sideways. Have lots of long lie-ins. Wear sturdy socks, learn to grow out of medium underwear and if you must lie about your age do it in the other direction: tell people you’re 97 and they’ll think you look fucking great. Try to catch a trout and experience the glorious feeling of letting it go and seeing it swimming away. Never eat food that comes in a bucket. If you don’t know how to meditate at least try to spend some time every day just sitting. Boo joggers. Don’t work out, work in. Play the banjo. Sleep with somebody you like. Eat plenty of liquorice allsorts. Try to live in a place you like. Marry somebody you like. Try to do a job you like. Never turn down an opportunity to shout ‘fuck them all!’ at the top of your voice. Avoid bigots of all descriptions. Let your bed become to you what the Pole Star was to sailors of old… look forward to it. Don’t wear tight underwear on aeroplanes. Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes. Clean your teeth and keep the company of people who will tell you when there’s spinach on them. Avoid people who know the answer. Keep the company of people who are trying to understand the question. Don’t pat animals with sneaky eyes. If you haven’t heard a good rumour by 11am, start one. Learn to feel sorry for music because, although it is the international language, it has no swearwords; if you don’t count Wagner which in my opinion is one long one and should be avoided at all cost. If you write a book, be sure it has exactly 74 ‘fucks’ in it. Send Hieronymous Bosch prints to elderly relatives for Christmas. Avoid giving LSD to guide dogs. Don’t be talked into wearing a uniform. Salute nobody. Campaign against blue smarties. Above all, go to Glasgow at least once in your life and have a roll and square sliced sausage and a cup of tea. When you feel the tea coursing over your spice singed tongue, you’ll know what I mean when I say ‘It’s good to be alive!’
Taken from the book ‘Billy’ by Pamela Stephenson, Harper Collins Entertainment, first published in 2001.