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Cashing in on comedy
5:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
NOT TO BE SNIFFED AT: The children of Bengeworth First School get in the spirit of raising cash for Red Nose Day.
FUN and games were had by all on Red Nose Day as people from across the Cotswolds and Vale raised money for Comic Relief.
Children at Swell Primary School raised £300 through a non-uniform day and pupils sold six different flavours of home-made fudge and chocolate truffles at the weekly village hall coffee morning.
Meanwhile in Shipston, three amateur bakers raised more than £450. Philip Vial, Shipston town councillor, Mike Ashton, chairman of Transition Shipston, and Dan Scobie made sourdough, ciabatta and focaccia to sell at the Bakery. Mr Scobie said: “We talked about what we could do to promote local food in general and healthy bread. A few drinks in the pub led to the name – Bread Nose Day.” Staff at Cotswold District Council raised more than £900 for the charity by dressing up. Students at Cotswold School in Bourton raised £1,200 and head boy Matt Cook shaved his head, while fellow sixth form boys had their legs waxed.
ABC123 Daycare in Moreton helped to raise more than £225 by hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Company director Kate Davis said: “It was a really great day.”
Meanwhile in the Vale, children at Bredon Hill middle school wore non-uniform and took part in wacky races. Organiser Tina Kay said: “All had fantastic day doing a carousel of fun relay races in each year group.”
Bredon Hill youngsters Tom Evans and Sam Allchurch raised £400 by taking part in a sponsored run.
Staff and children at Bright Beginnings Pershore wore their pyjamas to nursery and raised more than £100. They also held a cake sale and a sponsored baked bean shower.
Pupils at Holy Redeemer CE primary school, Pershore raised £579 with a bake-off.
Class 5 raised the most and their prize was to pour baked beans over teacher Stuart Adams.