Getting funny for money on Red Nose Day

Eastbourne baby ballet
Eastbourne baby ballet

Cake sales, sponsored dances and flash mobs were all held to raise money for Comic Relief on Friday (March 13).

Bishop Bell students held a flash mob in the canteen. The pupils donned red noses and started dancing during the morning break at the school.

Teachers and pupils eating their sandwiches were surprised to see their colleagues strutting their stuff to Meghan Trainor’s hit song All About The Bass. See a video at

There was also a cake stall and pupils donated money to charity and wore red for the day.

More than 160 babies, toddlers and pre schoolers from Eastbourne babyballet raised an impressive £203.55.

Principal Jade Wilkinson said, “The support for Comic Relief was brilliant, all our little stars really did dance their red socks off!”

Specsavers, in Eastbourne’s Terminus Road, raised £186 on the day, which staff added to proceeds from the sale of their special Comic Relief glasses.

Hanover Court sheltered accommodation laid on tea and cakes, a raffle and 
bingo to raise charity cash, with £55 being added to the coffers.

Hailsham Community College staff dressed as superheroes for the day and charity events included a Comic Relief bake off, Superman teaching breakdancing and 
a special fitness session led by Batgirl.

Students donated £1 to wear mufti for the day and the school raised a total of £1,009.

A school spokesperson said, “Our focus in mentor time throughout the week was Comic Relief and its background, so students really knew what all the fundraising was all about.

“We are delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money.”

Atlantis nightclub donated 100 per cent of the entry price on Friday evening to Comic Relief and a special charity karaoke night was held 
at the next door Waterfront pub.