Doing their bit for Comic Relief

Red Nose Day. Children at St Chad's Junior School, Hove Edge raise money for Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day. Children at St Chad's Junior School, Hove Edge raise money for Comic Relief.

Schools, businesses and fundraisers have been doing something funny for money for Comic Relief.

St John’s Primary Academy in Clifton got its Red Nose Day celebrations underway with a teachers’ bake-off in front of the whole school.

Teachers Karl Roberts and Simon Bedford went head to head in the challenge to create some delicious scones. The school raised more than £300.

Quickslide, on Bradford Road, also did its bit for Comic Relief by donating money from every product it sold and staff helped raise a total of £439.

Rastrick High School head teacher Steve Evans, along with other staff members, had their legs waxed during the day.

With selfie esteem photos and funny cakes they raised £1,724.60.

Waring Green Nursery also got busy with baking skills as staff and children made buns and biscuits, as well as youngsters dressing up as animals.

Pupils and staff at Highbury School in Rastrick offered the children an opportunity to have their face painted in school for a donation of £1.

St Chad’s Primary School also carried out fundraising activities, as did Sainsbury’s supermarket.

The money raised will be doubled by the UK Government.

The British public’s generosity has helped Comic Relief reach a total of £1 billion raised over the last 30 years.​

On a star studded night of entertainment coming live from the London Palladium, £78,082,988 was donated, meaning since the organisation was formed in 1985 a total of £1,047,083,706 has been raised.