Fundraisers do something funny for money for Comic Relief

GENEROUS people across south Norfolk and north Suffolk donned their red noses and did something funny for money on Friday to raise cash for Comic Relief.

More than �70m was generated on Red Nose Day across the country, which will go towards charitable initiatives abroad and at home.

Staff at the Diss branch of the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society raised �200 for Comic Relief with the help of a madeira cake.

Visitors were invited to guess the weight of the cake baked by regular customer Julia Cleverley for a �1 donation. The team also dressed in red for the day to raise additional funds.

Three friends from Hethersett High School made an unusual nine-mile journey from Wymondham to Norwich on pogo sticks. Josh Worley, Tom Calder, and James Skipper began the challenge from the Market Cross in Wymondham on Friday afternoon and raised more than �700.

Youngsters at Hethersett High School raised a total of �885 with fundraising events including a staff versus student volleyball match.

Students at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston generated in excess of �600 for Comic Relief after staging a fancy dress non-uniform day.

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Pupils and staff dressed in a host of different guises, including characters from Little Britain, Avatar and St Trinians.

Year 11 students also organised a talent show and there was a three-legged race.

Robert Kett Junior School in Wymondham embraced the Comic Relief challenge to do something funny for money by dressing up and staging cake stalls, games and a talent contest.

Staff and students were delighted after raising more than �1,000 for charity.

A woman from Harleston pledged to raise money for Red Nose Day by doing a 24-hour sponsored silence.

Louise Bennison, who works at Blades in Pottergate, Norwich, decided to stay quiet for a whole day after admitting that she cannot stop talking at work. The 22-year-old from Harleston also wore a red bridesmaid dress on the day and raised �201.