Unfortunate Fundraising Event

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The Big Unfortunate Event in aid of Barnardo�s

Egmont Press, the publishers behind the Lemony Snicket books, and Barnardo�s � the UK�s leading children�s charity, have come together to launch the Big Unfortunate Event �, a new fundraising initiative which will see thousands of fans getting sponsored by friends and family to do Snicket-themed tasks to raise money for the UK's most disadvantaged children.

The nation-wide event will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2005, when fans will take part in the following Unfortunate events, based on the four central Snicket characters:

* Sunny's Sponsored Shrieks - Speak no real words (just like Sunny) for an entire day � - unfortunately not an entire soul will understand you!
* Violet's Vile Invention Ban - You�ll have to invent your own fun when you go without all modern inventions for 24 hours! No computers, TV, or mobiles!
* Klaus' Extremely Evil Exam - Sit an excruciating exam on a Saturday �- how unfortunate!
* Count Olaf's Dismal Disguise - Dress in a dreadful disguise and prepare for a terrible day of loneliness as no one recognises you

Children�s TV presenter Holly Willoughby explains: "This is a really fun way for kids to raise money for charity. We�re hoping that this will be a high-profile event with as many young people as possible taking part, to help other children have a better start in life.�

Victoria Veats, Head of Events at Barnardo�s, says, "We are very excited about this event � it�s a really cool way for children to raise money for Barnardo�s, and gives us access to the huge Lemony Snicket fanbase, which is
incredibly fortunate for us and disadvantaged children in the UK."

To enter the Big Unfortunate Event, log on to www.unfortunateevents.com for a step-by-step guide to becoming
unfortunate!

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