Yes – the time has come to reveal that the boys have teamed up with UK charity, Comic Relief, to record the official Red Nose Day Charity single! 1D’s unique take on the Blondie classic “One Way or Another” is available for pre-order on iTunes now!*
If you’re in the UK, you can also get your hands on a copy of the Red Nose Day CD single at Sainsbury’s from Monday 18th February 2013. And what’s more – sales of this record will help support the life-changing work of Comic Relief.
What is Red Nose Day?
Red Nose Day is a huge fundraising event organised by UK charity Comic Relief every other year. It originally launched on Christmas Day 1985 aiming to make the public laugh with celebrity sketches and routines while highlighting and raising money for the then crippling famine in Ethiopia. Red Nose Day quickly became a charity telethon bringing together the very best of UK comedy and entertainment for one night of fundraising. The first Red Nose Day in 1988 raised an incredible £15million, and this year Red Nose Day celebrates its 25th anniversary – an amazing achievement!
Since 1988 Red Nose Day has gone from strength to strength raising over £600million to date for those in need in Africa and in the UK, and becoming one of the biggest charity events on the UK calendar. This year’s event takes place on Friday 15th March 2013.
The boys were thrilled to visit Africa with Comic Relief – a trip which turned out to be one of the most amazing and eye-opening experiences of their lives. The group visited projects in Ghana helped by money raised for Red Nose Day, and met the people whose lives have been changed as a result. Now the boys are overjoyed to be able to help people with lives similar to those they met in Ghana, by forgoing any royalties due to them in connection with this charity single. Syco will also donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Comic Relief.
One Direction ‘One Way or Another’ available to download on iTunes 17th February 2013
*Pre-orders UK only
CD single available at Sainsbury’s 18th February 2013
2013 Photoshoots: Red Nose Day
Music: Red Nose Day Single; One Way Or Another Cover