Hel’s Angels helps out with Red Nose Day Donation Statues
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 12:11pm
Brand engagement and live events agency Hel’s Angels has been running the logistics campaign to ensure the safe transportation and installation of Red Nose Day’s contactless-payment enabled Donation Statues to 10 cities across the UK. The Donation Statues are being set up at a number of UK shopping centres from Thursday February 12 2015. The statues are life-sized replicas of some of Britain's best-loved comedians and comic characters who have donated their time and talent to help Comic Relief over the years. The public can tap their contactless payment cards on each statue’s pocket to donate £1 to Red Nose Day through Barclay’s contactless technology or via the Barclay’s Pingit app. Using Pingit, donors can add an extra 25% on top of their donation with Gift Aid, without themselves paying any extra. Donors are being encouraged to snap a selfie with the staue and share it with their friends on social media, using the hashtag #RNDStatue. Red Nose Day takes place on Friday March 13. The statues are being installed in the following shopping centres: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) – Norwich, intu Chapelfield Shopping Centre; Billy Connolly – Glasgow, intu Braehead Shopping Centre; David Walliams – London, Westfield Stratford City; Dawn French – Buckinghamshire, intu Milton Keynes Shopping Centre; Del Boy (David Jason) – Bristol, Cabot Circus; Eddie and Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) – London, Westfield White City; John Bishop – Warrington, Golden Square Shopping Centre; Lenny Henry – Dudley, intu Merry Hill Shopping Centre; Miranda Hart – Exeter, Guildhall Shopping Centre; Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) – Newcastle, intu Eldon Square Shopping Centre. The Donation Statues were thought up by Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis, who has collaborated with many of the nation’s favourite comedy stars over the years since Comic Relief was launched in 1988.