SEAFORD: Residents rally round for Red Nose Day fun

Crazy hair day at Alfriston School

Crazy hair day at Alfriston School

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CRAZY hair and dressing up were all part of the fun on Friday as the Seaford community pulled together to raise funds for Red Nose Day.

At Chyngton School the theme of the day was entertainment with both staff and pupils playing their part for the cause.

A number of staff dressed in pyjamas, while male members of the IT team had their legs waxed and children dressed as entertainers including dancers and comedians. It is hoped the day, which also saw a cake sale take place, raised approximately £500.

Funds for Comic Relief were also raised at other Seaford schools with pupils at Annecy School wearing something red and paying a pound for the privilege.

Superheroes could be found at St John’s School in Firle Road on Friday who also supported the day while crazy hair was the theme at Alfriston School where around £170 will go towards the cause.

And at Cradle Hill School £631 was raised with a variety of different activities taking place. As well as dressing up in as much red as possible each year group planned their own way of helping to support Red Nose Day. A toy swap, cake sale, raffle and tombola were all part of the fun. The day coincided with the visit of six African teachers from Ethiopia and Nigeria as part of the connecting classrooms project that Cradle Hill School is involved in. One of the visitors, Mr Lama, said, “I am amazed at the level of support shown by the children and this money can save children’s lives in my country.”

On Saturday one Seaford businessman also helped to add to the charity pot by offering free haircuts in return for donations.

Gary Bedford opened up The Barber’s Chair in Saxon Lane earlier this year and was keen to do something for a good cause.