Celebrity Chefs get a touch of Comic Relief
Ten of Britain’s favourite celebrity chefs and cooks have joined forces and swapped their kitchens for the camera lens in aid of Comic Relief for a fun-packed photoshoot to celebrate Emma Bridgewater’s homeware range for Red Nose Day 2013.
Those championing the campaign to get the nation cooking using the Emma Bridgewater Red Nose Day products are (pictured left to right): Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines, Raymond Blanc, Valentine Warner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Allegra McEvedy, Antonio Carluccio, Glynn Purnell, Aktar Islam and Monica Galetti.
The range consists of six different mug designs, two tea towels and apron designs, an oven glove and a bag for life, all designed for Red Nose Day to encourage the great British public to ‘Do Something Funny For Money’. The money donated from sales of the products will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and here in the UK.
Renowned cook and food author Valentine Warner says: “By purchasing these lovely Emma Bridgewater Red Nose Day products from HomeSense stores you’ll be doing your bit to help raise millions of pounds to help people who need it most in this country and Africa, and that is a really important thing. I urge everyone to go out and buy a bag for life and a mug and some oven gloves. No, in fact, buy one for yourself and one for all your family and your friends, too! Let’s raise as much money as we possibly can for this great cause.”
“The Emma Bridgewater Red Nose Day products are fun, quirky and of course useful too. I’d love to see the whole nation buying them and getting messy in the kitchen for Comic Relief,” adds Raymond Blanc.
The products are available from Red Nose Day official partner HomeSense the homeware retailer selling leading brands at up to 60% off the RRP and are already proving to be a massive hit with baking and cooking enthusiasts throughout the country who are helping raise money whilst looking fabulous and getting creative in the kitchen.
Chef Glynn Purnell says: “I’m urging everyone to get down to HomeSense stores and purchase Emma Bridgewater’s quirky range of products for Red Nose Day. This campaign has received overwhelming support from well-known chefs across the country and is perfectly placed to get the nation back into the kitchen. The quality of design and merchandise available will ensure that vital funds will be raised to help those less fortunate both here in the UK and Africa. I am extremely proud to be involved and hope Red Nose Day 2013 receives the support it deserves.”
Last week some of the nation’s favourite celebrities also joined forces in aid of Comic Relief for a fun-packed photoshoot celebrating the launch of the homeware range.
Those taking part in the cheeky ‘tea party with a twist’ photographs, based on the iconic Calendar Girls image included Countdown’s Rachel Riley, Nancy Dell’Olio also Kerry Katona, Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton of pop group Atomic Kitten, and presenter Zoe Salmon.
“What fun we’ve had coming up with designs for this year’s Red Nose Day,” says Emma Bridgewater. The main design, featured on the mug, apron and tea towel, features her characteristic handwriting with the light-hearted message ‘Roll Up For Comic Relief’.
Below the photo featuring pictured left to right: Rachel Riley, Nancy Dell’Olio, Liz McClarnon, Zoe Salmon, Kerry Katona, Cherie Lunghi, Kelsey Beth Crossley and Natasha Hamilton.
Red Nose Day takes place this year on Friday 15th March 2013.
[Reported by Neil Lang, Emma Bridgewater’s range for Red Nose Day 2013 is available from HomeSense stores nationwide]