Children persuade Comic Relief to make Red Nose Day plastic free

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Media captionComedian Reduction ditch plastic red noses thanks school campaign

Red Nose Working day 2021 will have plastic-no cost red noses for the initial time after schoolchildren persuaded Comedian Reduction to switch to a organic different.

The charity, which operates the Television set fundraising extravaganza, mentioned it had obtained letters and emails from hundreds of kids about the challenge.

Pupils in Cornwall even bought the backing of Sir David Attenborough when they named for an finish to plastic red noses.

Comedian Relief’s Richard Curtis mentioned they had “certainly made a distinction”.

Red noses are offered to increase resources for the charity, which made a lot more than £63m the previous time Red Nose Working day took spot in 2019.

The new noses will be made from bagasse, a organic by-item of sugar cane.

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The stars of the Only Fools and Horses phase show donning red noses in 2019

In accordance to the charity, Fourlanesend Community Principal University in Torpoint, Cornwall, wrote to Sir David suggesting an different substance, and he wrote back indicating the kids were “beautifully suitable” to increase “the problem of replacing plastic products and solutions wherever we can, and I hope you get an ample remedy from Comedian Reduction”.

Curtis instructed the PA news agency the charity had been imagining about the challenge presently, but praised the kids who bought in contact.

“There is unquestionably no doubt that a bit of tactical nudging by some passionate young ones certainly made a distinction,” he mentioned. “Which is a fantastic factor and what we would hope of men and women who guidance Comedian Reduction.”

Fourlanesend headteacher Rebecca Norton mentioned: “Plastic is an challenge our kids treatment passionately about as they see so substantially plastic waste clean up on the shores of our shorelines.

“The kids were the driving force at the rear of making contact with our nearby press in 2019 and composing to Comedian Reduction and cannot very feel this has all took place.”

The 18th Red Nose Working day will consider spot on 19 March 2021.