Three young brothers are spreading cheer in their community while raising money ahead of Red Nose Day on March 19.
Javi, nine, Leo, seven and six-year-old Seb decided to cycle 173 miles around their local area while wearing red noses and silly costumes—and have already smashed their target of £250, raising over £1,000 to date.
They have chosen to cycle 173 miles as that is the distance from their home in Berkhamsted to their Grandad’s house in Wigan, who they have been unable to see during the pandemic.
The boy’s mum Lou said: “We have been cycling in lockdown, as many families have, and the boys recently saw an advert on TV for Red Nose Day.
“It was about the fundraising and how the money raised helps children and people in need across the world. The boys actually got quite upset about it and wanted to do something to help this Red Nose Day.
“I said there was a way that they actually could help. We realised we couldn’t do much, being in lockdown. We have all been finding it hard being apart from our relatives, so we decided to ‘travel’ to Grandads, who lives 173 miles away in Wigan.
“The boys have a close relationship with their Grandad, and they have really missed him. We thought why not be silly along the way, dressing up with silly accessories and outfits! We have had hats, masks, capes and superman outfits, it has been great fun.”
The theme for this Red Nose Day is ‘Funny Power’ and aims to bring the nation together to show just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times.
Money raised will support some of the most vulnerable people and communities in society who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, including those now reliant on food banks, and also provide vital funding to front line charities as they navigate through these uncertain times.
Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2021 will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday, March 19, from 7pm and it’s not too late to get involved—there are plenty of with covid-safe fundraising ideas available on the Comic Relief website.
You can donate to the brothers on their Just Giving page.