The Red Nose Convoy hits the road this week, as six famous faces set-out on ‘the mother of all road trips’ across East Africa to deliver essential supplies that will help Comic Relief funded projects to continue to deliver life-saving health work.
Hugh Dennis, David Baddiel, Reggie Yates, Michaela Coel, Russell Kane and Katy Brand are leading a convoy from Kenya to Uganda, taking on hellish roads and challenging terrain as they show Comic Relief’s supporters how the money they have raised is helping to transform lives. Travelling hundreds and hundreds of miles and with just six days to complete the task – how will they cope and what could possibly go wrong?
Travelling in pairs, the celebrities will be acting as vital outriders – guiding the convoy as it makes its way along one of the most challenging roads in Africa to ensure the vital supplies reach their destinations. Along the way they will be faced with unbelievably tough driving conditions, including elephant size potholes, sheer escarpments and horrendous traffic, not to mention inquisitive baboons and other local wildlife.
Every day of the year, Comic Relief cash is hard at work changing lives across Africa and right here in the UK. For the first time ever, the Red Nose Convoy will take the public on a live journey showing how their money is converted into crucial supplies and used to fund projects transforming lives of people living in some of the poorest communities in the world.
During their journey, the team will learn about HIV prevention, treatment and care – as well as the nurturing of children who’ve lost their parents to AIDS. They’ll see how, with the right tools, skills and knowledge, life-threatening malaria can be prevented, diagnosed and treated. They’ll also see how important it is for pregnant women to receive the pre and post-natal care they need to give birth to healthy babies without putting their own lives at risk.
You can find out more and follow the Red Nose Convoy live at rednoseday.com/convoy.