Red Nose Day fever grips all

Staff at Thorne's Sainsbury's wear fancy dress and do the Conga, in aid of Comic Relief. L-R are Andrea Leach, Rachel Minion, Kirsty Jarvis, Danielle Rook, Michelle Stewart, Mark Finnerty, Wayne Dunne, Terry Ashton, Steph Denton, Craig Polson, and Nathan Scholes. Picture: Liz Mockler D8634LM
Staff at Thorne's Sainsbury's wear fancy dress and do the Conga, in aid of Comic Relief. L-R are Andrea Leach, Rachel Minion, Kirsty Jarvis, Danielle Rook, Michelle Stewart, Mark Finnerty, Wayne Dunne, Terry Ashton, Steph Denton, Craig Polson, and Nathan Scholes. Picture: Liz Mockler D8634LM

IT was fun aplenty as folk across Thorne and District took part in a range of wacky activities for Comic Relief.

Fundraisers in Thorne, Hatfield and Moorends all got involved and did something funny for money.

Children at West Road Primary School, Moorends, decorated buns for Comic Relief. L-R are Elizabeth Woods, six, Casey Palmer, Faith Robinson, and Kiana Ashton, all seven. Picture: Liz Mockler D8633LM

Children at West Road Primary School, Moorends, decorated buns for Comic Relief. L-R are Elizabeth Woods, six, Casey Palmer, Faith Robinson, and Kiana Ashton, all seven. Picture: Liz Mockler D8633LM

Staff at Sainsbury’s in King Street, Thorne, donned fancy dress, soaked the manager and tried their hand at marsh mellow eating.

Meanwhile pupils at Hatfield Travis Infant School voted to hold a pyjama party for charity.

At Moorends’ West Road Primary, pupils came dressed all in red and decorated buns for a cake sale. A magician staged a magic show.

This year’s Red Nose Day has so far raised more than £74 million.

The pupils at Hatfield Travis Infant School voted to haved a pyjama party to raise money for Red Nose Day. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4133MB

The pupils at Hatfield Travis Infant School voted to haved a pyjama party to raise money for Red Nose Day. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4133MB

Money raised from the event is used to help poor, sick and vulnerable people in Africa and the UK.

This first Red Nose Day was in 1988 and since then nearly 60 million red noses have been sold.