Comic Relief? there’s an app for that!
This week, bloggers around the UK are helping to celebrate 25 years of Red Nose Day. And there is so much to celebrate – according to the Comic Relief website,
Since the first Red Nose Day in 1988, Comic Relief has raised over £600 million and helped change 50 million lives in the UK, Africa and the world’s poorest countries.
Bloggers extraordinaire Annie, Penny and Tanya aka Team Honk have been in Ghana on 4 & 5 February visiting four projects funded by Comic Relief, and have been sending individual digital postcards to bloggers back home. The projects include a bakery, vaccination clinic, mental health and slum outreach projects. They kindly agreed to send a postcard to CAppTivated Kids, and it’s here!
This photograph is from a vaccine clinic in Accra where we observed mothers taking babies for their jabs at a morning of live media coverage for UK television and radio. Here Jane Garvey and a producer from Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour interviews a representative from the GAVI Alliance, who help organise and run the clinic.
This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.uk; www.aresidence.co.uk; www.mummybarrow.com ) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork.
For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at rednoseday.com
For other digital postcards please do check out the linky on www.teamhonk.org
Download the free Zappar augmented reality app from the App Store or Google Play and you can use it whenever you see a Comic Relief advert to download extra video, pictures, games and other content (who’s up for throwing red noses at Lenny Henry, a picture with Jessie J or sending Mary Berry on a flying spree?) Just be a little careful, as Zappar is used by many products and brands, some of the other content on Zappar may not be suitable for young children. We haven’t spotted a Comic Relief ad yet, but we’re looking forward to trying it out as soon as we do! Find out more and see a demo at
Red Nose Day 2013 will be held on 15 March. You can find out all you need to know about fundraising and more at http://www.rednoseday.com/
One last thought: as I was writing this post, I remembered a beautiful blog post from my cousin. While not directly linked to Comic Relief, it highlights the reasons why we need to keep supporting its work. Go read Remembering A Smile: http://fionalynne.com/blog/remembering-a-smile/
Post updated 6 February to include postcard.
Thanks so much for the shout out!
I have lots of happy childhood memories of staying up to watch CR and crying through all the film clips of the work they were doing. I’m sure it had an impact on the path I took.
Are there many other NGOs with apps for kids? It seems like an important area to educate our children in a positive way without all the stereotypes…
Thanks Fiona! That’s a great question, and one I don’t know the answer to, but would love to find out.
Thanks so much for posting about #GoodWork
#TeamHonk have been blown away by all the support.
You’re very welcome!