I was delighted yesterday to receive a digital postcard from three fellow bloggers, who were given the fantastic opportunity to go to Accra in Ghana and see where all the money we donate to Comic Relief goes. This year is the 25th Anniversary of Comic relief and the donations over those 25 years have changed and saved so many lives. The three crazy (but lovely) ladies, Annie, Penny and Tanya, alongside Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross; were tweeting, blogging and videoing their trip, so that we could all feel a part of it too.
I believe this postcard is showing the Virtuous Womens Bakery, where struggling unemployed women have united and formed a profitable bakery. The bakery has been running successfully for 7 years and we are told that the profits of which, have also enabled an educational nursery for their children. I actually saw Davina and Jonathan reporting from te Virtuous Women’s Bakery on BBC1 news on Monday morning (While TeamHonk were there). How exciting that I get my own photo from there. Thankyou ladies!
“This is at the bakery (that is me in the corner) helping to grease the 200 bread tins needed to cook the bread. They get the ingredients together and have to get it mixed somewhere else. It is then brought back as dough and quickly cut up, weighed out and put into the ovens. Ovens that were bought with donations from Comic Relief. Originally it was wood fired, but that is dangerous as the ladies have to inhale the smoke. So now they have gas ovens, thanks to Comic Relief!”
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
So with all this #GoodWork going on, I hope you are all planning your own fundraising events ready for Comic Relief? My favourite was when I was 19 – I went to my college friends university and we chained ourselves together at the hands and ankles for 24 hours. Awesome fun and we raised money for Comic Relief too!
Red Nose Day is on 15th March 2013.
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