Eastbourne residents raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day

Pupils at Hampden Park Infants School

Pupils at Hampden Park Infants School

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FUNDRAISERS from across the Eastbourne area encouraged others to put their hands in their pockets by doing something for money in aid of Comic Relief.

A host of events were held on Red Nose Day last Friday, and all helped raise funds for the charity’s annual fundraiser. As summary of some of the events held is below.

• Children from Hampden Park Infant School combined Book Week and Red Nose Day to raise more than £100.

Pupils, dressed as their favourite book characters and in their own clothes, donated £107.35 to Comic Relief. Small pirates and princesses from Little Rockets Pre-School, who are also based in Brodrick Road, also entered into the fundraising spirit for charity.

• Sainsbury’s staff donned their aprons and whisked it up with cake baking for Comic Relief.

The cakes were sold in the Hampden Park store in February and £100 was raised for the charity.

• Musical performances, fancy dress and a cake sale at West Rise Junior School helped to raise cash for Comic Relief.

The teachers and staff at the school donned fancy dress and performed Girls Just Want To Have Fun for the pupils.

The youngsters also dressed up and red nose cakes were enjoyed by staff and pupils.

The fundraing activities raised £170.

• Ollie the Owl ruffled a few feathers to raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day on Friday.

The Eastbourne Borough FC mascot and local MP Stephen Lloyd made their way down to Sainsbury’s in Hampden Park, where staff were modelling an array of costumes.

A beautifully-arranged flower stall greeted shoppers in the entrance, while a raffle offered some terrific prizes.

Mr Lloyd also had his leg waxed for the cause.

• RED Nose Day was celebrated at Parkland Junior School pupils who raised £602.95.

They sold red noses in the run up to the event and a Mufti Day also helped boost the coffers.

Headteacher Mr Gough also dressed up as a dinosaur and attended a meeting at Ratton School still in costume.

The School Council members also sold donated cakes at play time.

• More than £300 was raised by staff and pupils at Moira House Girls School, who fashioned red outfits and noses in support of Red Nose Day.

• Pevensey and Westham schoolboy Daniel Blackmore shaved his head for Comic Relief last week.

The nine-year-old, who is in year four, was sponsored by friends and family. The head-shave took place at Pevensey and Westham School and around £320 was raised for the charity.

• Youngsters from Stone Cross Independent Pre-School had a fun-filled fundraising day.

Children and staff dressed up in red clothes and donned red noses and head-wear as they played games to raise almost £90 for charity.