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Hello, good day, and welcome to my Just Giving page! You're here because you know I've agreed to do something a little foolish for a really awesome charity, and I'm super chuffed you have. So welcome! Nice to see you here! You're looking wonderful.

So what's this all about then?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day, that one day in the year when I remember being allowed to do daft stuff at school, dance around to such classics as The Stonk, and sport a rather fetching vermillion proboscis. As well as being an event of great fondness for me during my childhood, it's also a cause very close to my heart. I currently work for Comic Relief, the astonishingly awe-inspiring organisation behind these scarlet snouted celebrations, and I'm fortunate enough to see first hand the amazing work they do. Over the last 25 years, they've done something almost incomprehensible which to positively affect the lives of over 40 million people worldwide. That's over 40 million people now living safer, better, happier lives. That's insane. And it's insanely wonderful. And that's all down to foolish fund-raisers like me, and more importantly generous donors like you.
 
To commemorate this glorious anniversary, comedian and masochist Mark Watson has decided to embark on another one of his trademark epic stand up gigs, this time a 25 hour gig. Lord. Needless to say when Mark hinted to me to get involved, I may have shot my mouth off a little too soon with 'yeah alright, shall I do a mini version of my 52 First Dates blog challenge but in 25 hours? Yeah why not!' 

...and THEN thought long and hard about it. And maybe regretted it. Maybe.

Well it's too late now - I'm in for the long haul, quite literally. To be honest, I was never going to run the marathon for charity, the idea of sitting in a bath of beans for 25 hours whilst people are still starving is a little tasteless, and there's no way on God's earth I could be persuaded to do anything involving planes, ropes or mountains. But over the last 2 years I appear to have refined the art of making small talk with random strangers, so a sponsored date-a-thon it is. 25 dates with 25 random people in 25 hours. Endurance dating...my parents will be so proud.
 
The big main event itself takes place at the delightful Pleasance Theatre in Islington and will be streamed live on t'interweb and t'radio and t'stuff starting at 11pm on Thursday 28th of Feb 2013 and running through to midnight on Friday 1st March. During that time, I have to have been on all of my allotted dates and survived. Mostly.
 
'How can I get involved?' I hear you cry! Well, funny you should ask! This is a Just Giving page, so all I ask is that you just give...whatever you can. And know that every single penny you donate will go towards helping someone out there who is living in unimaginable circumstances. Can't say fairer than that can you?
 
So that's my blurb, thank you so much for your time, your support and most importantly, for your donation.
 
Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 
CTS x
 
PS. Oh, and don't forget to Gift Aid your donation. But you were going to do that anyway weren't you? Lovely.
 
 
 

Raising money for

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Charity Registration No. 326568

Red Nose Day is when the nation comes together to have a laugh and raise money to change people’s lives in the UK and Africa. Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales) SC039730 (Scotland)

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Congratulations! From Amina Bambina McGunstrap and Baby Bads x

Donation by Anonymous on 25/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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You looked great on TV. Great job

Donation by Ma Beans Art Classes on 16/03/13

£26.90

+ £6.73 Gift Aid

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May sunshine enter their lives.

Donation by Sandra Curtis on 15/03/13

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£20 that I found in the street for my current favourite cause :D

Donation by KR on 11/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Utterly brilliant! You are utterly amazing, lady!

Donation by @justsewtired on 09/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Brilliant, well done!

Donation by johnie loughnane on 08/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Miles Gould on 08/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 07/03/13

£5.00

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Hi Claire,good luck...I'm Kirsty Love Mum...x

Donation by sally mcculloch on 06/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Claire! Let me know when I need to buy that hat ;) xx

Donation by Kirsty Love on 06/03/13

£5.00

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Congrats

Donation by @marnmoonraker on 05/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Martin Harper on 02/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Bear Bear! Your nephew is very proud as are we. Love you

Donation by Sophie aka small fry on 01/03/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/13

£5.00

Very impressed - keep up the hard work! xx

Donation by Meaghan Kall on 01/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/13

£5.00

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Because you are going to have to sit with Keir for one hour.

Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/13

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Donation by Jenny Laver on 01/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hope you had a great night. Truly fab ! From a friend of a friend of a friend ....

Donation by Simon Avis on 01/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Andrew Parrington on 01/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Wow, well done CTS!

Donation by Kirsty's sister! x on 01/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Charlotte Boucher on 01/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Great work CTS xxx

Donation by Jo Smith on 01/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Had a great hour of your company!

Donation by Mike aka "Date 8" on 01/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,122.62
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£90.00
  • Total raised£1,212.62
  • Gift Aid£254.23

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