November - The Month of Celebratory Fireworks
Two months into my new role and there is already not one but two great things to shout about Comic Relief.
The first of which was Sir Lenny Henry turning 60 this year so the charity threw him a bash to celebrate and thank him for all his contribution over the years. It was a wonderful mix of new and old faces as everyone came together to honour the comedian and humanitarian.
Also this month, British Airways celebrated hitting their £20 million target for Comic Relief. Quite an achievement when you consider this has been collected through the small change of passengers through the ‘Flying Start’ envelopes on the back of your seat on their planes.
BA held a series of events to thank customers and staff. The first was at their Waterside offices and Terminal 5 where Claudia Winkleman unveiled a plaque in honour of the milestone. Then there was new advert with Matt Lucas to thank customers for all of their donations and to wrap it all up, there was event in the Aviation wing of the Science Museum, where I was reunited with my ‘This Morning’ host, Eamonn Holmes, as well as a gaggle of famous faces.
In other news this month, hot of the back of the announcement of their reunion, Comic Relief announced their partnership with The Spice Girls to create the #IWannaBeASpiceGirl T-shirt. All profits will go to the charity’s Gender Justice campaign. I’ll leave it to the Girls themselves to explain all: "Equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, ’every boy and every girl’. We recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”
Signing out for this month…ziga zig ah!