Yesterday Kai, Marco and I went to visit our friends at Sainsbury’s HQ down the road to see how their fundraising efforts were going and we weren’t disappointed. People dressed up as giant fish and chips, huge Jammie Dodgers and of course red noses galore. One employee, Robin Blackwell, was there to have his head shaved – this wasn’t just a quick trim but rather he had all 60cm of hair chopped off in full view of his colleagues and fellow fundraisers. Check out his fundraising page and help his beat his target of £500. We had a quick chat with the freshly hairless Robin and it turns out he had done exactly the same thing 7 years ago, a glutton for punishment or perhaps he just really hates going to the hairdressers! If anyone’s wondering how he kept his long hair so beautiful it was through a £10 a month Aussie habit, that’s one drastic way of saving money during the credit crunch!
To see all of our photos from the day go to flickr.
This year you have been able to fundraise for Comic Relief through Justgiving and we have been really impressed with all the crazy fundraising ideas you have had; from the Red Nose Igloo to swimming with piranhas. The whole Justgiving office has been kept amused this morning with Peter Serafinowicz’s Fundraising Page. He is asking people to “think of a funny vegetable/pop star (or band) combo – e.g. Tina Turnip. Donate £2 for each suggestion, and include it as a comment. Tweet it to @serafinowicz. The winner will receive a special prize!”
Our very own Jonathan (@jon_bedford) has entered with some great suggestions, “sweetKORN, celeRey Charles, celeriACDC, Justin Timberleek, Destiny’s Chard” (not that we are at all biased!). Some of the other suggestions that have kept us very entertained are Cumin League, Dill Collins and Radicchiohead!
If you’re not already on Twitter this is a great reason to sign up and be sure to start following @Justgiving! It’s not to late to set up a page and raise some money for Comic Relief, if you need some inspiration have a look at the Sainsbury’s and Red Nose Day website and don’t miss the BBC1 extravaganza from 7pm tonight.