CorrBoard Raises Cash for Charity by Doing Something Funny For Money



Date Added: 26.03.24

CorrBoard Joins Comic Relief Charity Challenge

It might not seem like the most obvious thing to do on a wet Friday afternoon, but we challenged our CorrBoard colleagues to create the UK’s largest red nose as we joined in with Comic Relief’s campaign to do something funny for money.

With a brief to create the largest red nose possible from just corrugated cardboard, glue and paint, colleagues put their creative skills to the test and got to work. Within just three hours, the team unveiled a 9m high version of Smirklethorpe!

Managing Director of CorrBoard, Rob Burgin, comments: “We said that we would create the biggest red nose in the UK and that’s exactly what we did. In fact, it was so big that we couldn’t stand it up in the factory!

“I would like to thank everyone that got involved with the challenge. Not only did we have a great time doing something funny for money, but we raised more than £800 for Comic Relief which is simply fantastic.

“Now we just need to think about what challenge we are going to do next!”

As well as raising funds for Comic Relief, we used the giant red nose as a further example of how cardboard can be used as a sustainable material.

Rob concludes: “We want to make it clear that no red noses were harmed during the activity and that although Smirklethorpe will now be shredded, he will be sent to partners to be used as raw material to make moulded fibre products for the NHS amongst others.”