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Crazy Red Nose capers to help causes
BUSINESSES and schools did something funny for money in aid of Red Nose Day.
Hundreds of sixth formers filled the gallery to cheer on their friends who had to get over obstacles and retrieve items from the bottom of the pool.
A spokesman for the leisure centre said: “It went smoothly and it was a brilliant day.”
Staff got into the spirit and had a sponsored ‘bad hair day’ and dyed their hair red.
Bus drivers and staff at First donned red noses as they went about their usual business in exchange for a small donation.
At Tesco Express in Lanehouse Rocks Road, Weymouth, staff held a Red Nose Day car wash.
Staff at Olives Et Al in Poundbury set themselves a rowing challenge of 50 miles in one day. Customers cheered, heckled and donated money in support of the team.
Potting Shed manager Lucy Altuzarra said: “The team have been fantastic. Not only have they had a busy café to run but they have put in the hard miles on the rowing machine.”
At Goulds in Dorchester, staff took part in a cracker eating competition in the store’s Dorset Kitchen cafe.
Staff raised £311 for the cause through the competition and by creating some wacky hairstyles.
Store administrator Jolene Hillier said: “Quite a few people watched and there was a great atmosphere throughout the day.”
There were laughs aplenty as Dorset County Hospital’s radio presenters held three hours of comedy in the company of Oliver Bear and Cuthbert Snake.
They were followed by Ridgeway Radio’s youngster presenter, Dom, who played two hours of records with ‘red’ in the title.
Fun and games, including Splat the Vicar, took place at St Nicholas Church in Buxton Road to raise funds for the charity.
Four kind-hearted siblings raised £367 for Comic Relief Eight-year-old Grace, Martha and Joseph, four, and three-year-old Ivy held a table top sale at the Frank Reynolds Community Hall, Upwey.
Mum Tina said: “The children used their pocket money and we had lots of donations.”