Redditch goes red for Comic Relief

By Harriet Ernstsons Monday 18 March 2013 Updated: 18/03 17:31

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Buy photos » Beoley First School children marked the day by wearing their pyjamas to school, a theme chosen by the School Council. Pupils and parents also made cakes to sell after school, raising a total of £380.79 overall. Headteacher Sally Davies (pictured with pupils) said: "We are very pleased with the total as we have never raised that much before. It was a fantastic day." Picture by Jon Mullis 12.013.023.redd.jm1 - order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com

REDDITCH was awash with red on Friday as residents supported Comic Relief's fund-raising efforts.

Schools, businesses and individuals from the borough and the surrounding areas wore their Red Noses and dressed up to help contribute towards the £75 million raised across the country for disadvantaged children in the UK and Africa.

Anyone with a Red Nose can recycle it from March 19 to 31 at Sainsbury's in Redditch. All noses collected in the bucket at the front of the store will be recycled to be used as carpet underlay.

To send your pictures of Red Nose Day fund-raising to the Standard, e-mail editor@redditchstandard.co.uk - if the picture is of an individual or small group please remember to include the full names of those pictured.

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Buy photos» More than 100 people took part in a 90-minute body combat at Abbey Stadium in aid of Comic Relief. A total of 113 people took part, raising £260 for the charity. (s)

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Buy photos» A total of £1,095 was raised by Kingsley College Students, who held a non-uniform day and sold Red Noses. Students and staff also took part in a Badminton Bonanza, a lunchtime concert from Running with Scissors, a cake sale and a raffle. Half of the money raised will go to Comic Relief and the other half will be donated to St Richard's Hospice in Worcester. (s)

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Buy photos» Imogen Russell, four, donned her Red Nose for the day. (s)

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Buy photos» Leah and Macy Passingham dressed up for the day in support of the charity. Both attend Studley Community Infants School, six-year-old Leah is in Year 1 and four-year-old Macy is in Nursery. (s)

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Buy photos» Ellie Ryan enjoyed dressing in red at Pitcheroak School for the day. (s)

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Buy photos» GIRLS from 1st Ipsley Rainbows decorated Red Nose Faces with noses and red hair. They raised £35 for the cause and enjoyed wearing their red uniforms and singing traditional guiding action songs. (s)

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Buy photos» Staff, children and parents at Little Bears Nursery took part in a Zumba session to raise money for Red Nose Day. They joined Philippa from Young and Funky Fitness for a Zumbathon, as well as taking part in Cbeebies activities to find out more about the lives of children in Kenya. (s)

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