London retailer responds to Miranda Hart’s Twitter charity appeal.
Jewellery retailer EC One got philanthropic last week, helping comedian Miranda Hart on her quest to organise a wedding for couple Ben and Claire Springett for Red Nose Day.
EC One goldsmith Jude Huntley made the couple’s wedding rings after Hart sent out a Twitter appeal calling for help to organise and host the day, from confetti through to the honeymoon and wedding bands. EC One made an 18ct white gold band for Claire, while Ben opted for a heavy palladium ring.
EC One’s director Jos Skeates said the making of the rings was a fantastic way to both donate to Red Nose Day and help the couple host a special wedding with a difference.
He said: "Our goldsmith Jude quickly set to the bench to make the bands in the nick of time for the wedding which was live broadcast on the BBC all within a few hours of hearing Miranda’s cry. It was a star-studded event with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders for bridesmaids, The Stig as a chauffeur and Michael Ball singing.
"EC One was very pleased to play a part in Ben and Clare’s big day and Red Nose Day which went on to raise a record breaking £75 million."
Hart’s Mad March challenge, which involved five tasks, raised a total £1,140,615 for Red Nose Day. Ben and Claire Springett were married at Marylebone Town Hall on Friday March 15.
Hart said after the challenge: "I’ve done it. I’ve organised a blooming wedding in – literally – a matter of hours! Big thanks to all the stars who lent a hand, bigger thanks to the great British public for donating all that awesome cash, and biggest thanks to the fabulous couple that donated the most important day of their lives to Red Nose Day."