I have lived in the UK for 14 years now and every year I am in awe of the generosity of the people who live on this Island when it comes to giving charity for projects both at home and abroad. Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty and has raised a staggering £800 million since its inception in 1985.
I was brought up in Africa and can honestly say that we were never encouraged as children to think about giving for charity. Quite sad when you think that Africa is on the receiving end of so much charity raised in other countries. On the contrary, children in this country are made aware of donating to charity from their early nursery years right through their school lives. Part of the Comic Relief campaign is Red Nose Day which falls on 15th March.
The idea is simple – everyone has a laugh whilst raising money to help change countless lives across the UK and Africa. The children are allowed to dress up tomorrow and have been asked to make some cakes for the cake sale. We decided to make some truffles and decorate them with funny faces and a big red nose. The kids had lots of messy fun and I did a lot of cleaning up.
To make this Red Nose Day cake pops for the school cake sale we used this recipe for chocolate truffle balls. I found a pack of sticks and cellophane wrappers at Hobbycraft. The eyes are sugar balls which I had bought previously from my local supermarket, the noses are smarties and the mouths and pupils were done by using small tubes of readymade icing.
And here they are all packaged up and ready for the cake sale.