Comic Relief raises £37 million on Red Nose Day Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Red Nose Day 2005 has generated £37,809,564 for Comic Relief, the largest total donated in the 20 years that the campaign has been held.Based on previous years, the final total is likely to be at least double the amount raised on the night. During the first hour of the telethon £2,197,756 was donated.Fundraising highlights this year included: Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 March 2005 | News over six million red noses were sold this year. Comic Relief Does Celebrity Fame Academy, which ran nightly for over a week in the run-up to Red Nose Day, raised £1.3 million through 8.25 million SMS text votes. During the final, the system provided by mobile messaging company Dialogue Communications achieved a voting throughput of 427 votes per second “for sustained periods”.HMV has sold over 370,000 copies of a Little Britain/Comic Relief DVD, raising over £1,250,000.comedian Peter Kay’s music video for the Tony Christie single “(Is This The Way To) Amarillo” will go on sale on Monday with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.Unfortunately, the Comic Relief web team took the weekend off after the event, so that by the end of Sunday evening, two days after the telethon the front page of the rednoseday.com site was still proclaiming “Red Nose Day is today”.There was also an error in the automatic email message sent to online donors: “To find out how your money will be used, please visit http://www.rednoeseday.com/thankyou/” said the message, pointing donors to a non-existent site due to a URL typo.
Previous Article Next Article GNER has puts its position as Britain’s favourite rail operator down toinvestment in its staff and the successful transformation of its HR function.GNER was voted best overall mainline operator in the rail industry’s firstnational passenger survey in January this year.HR director Mike Gooddie said even when there had been delays passengersfelt positive about their journey because of their treatment by staff.He said about £5m has been spent on training its 3,000 staff sinceprivatisation in 1996. The training and development focus is part of a transformation of HR whichhas seen the department shrink from 100 to 40.Investment in HR software and cutting back administrative processes hasallowed HR to concentrate on providing support and advice to line managers, whohave taken on day-to-day HR tasks such as absence management.”We had a choice to become an ever-shrinking bunch of administrativeservants or we could redefine our role. GNER would not have received thisaccolade if HR hadn’t made that change,” he said. HR’s role in rail title winOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.