Monday, 11 March 2013

80s Pop Stars get High!

Gig Relief
Some of the biggest pop stars of the 1980's dug out their microphones and their song sheets at the weekend, for a very special gig in aid of Comic Relief.
Here at the Oakeley Arms, we were delighted to read of the chart toppers' comebacks. Kim Wilde, Go West, Bananarama and Tony Hadley were among the acts that performed at this special and record breaking gig for the annual charity extravaganza.
In conjunction with British Airways, the stars performed a live gig at 43,000 ft (or 13,000 metres), breaking the record for the highest ever gig. Meanwhile, the passengers on board broke the record for performing the highest ever Harlem Shake! Ah, we wished we could have been on that plane!
BA's involvement with Comic Relief is just one of their good deeds for charity. They have raised over £4 million for Comic Relief in the last 3 years. And this year, Comic Relief want to raise more money than ever before for their charity that helps good causes both here in the UK and abroad.
The annual Red Nose Day will take place this Friday evening, and there's loads of ways you can get involved. You can help by buying and wear a red nose for the day, organising a fun fundraising event at your school, university or workplace, buying One Direction's charity single, or even just donating on the day.
2013 Comic Relief Charity single by One Direction.
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Other celebs supporting Comic Relief this year include Miranda Hart, Graham Norton, Jessie J, Mark Watson and a whole host of others who have given up their time to Do Something Funny for Money! For more information about Comic Relief, fundraising ideas and the initiatives they support, click here

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