Red Nose Day 2009
Red Nose Day at Cotswold Wildlife Park
Events: Comic Relief 2009
Take a look at some of the Red Nose Day 2009 events that have been taking place across the county, and please feel free to tell us how you're been fundraising for Comic Relief.
* Anna wrote: The children, staff and parents of Hope Brook Primary School in Longhope have been wearing something funny for money and have held a mass Hokey Cokey this afternoon on the village recreation ground. There was even an ostrich wearing a red nose! Over 170 people joined in and had tea and red nose cakes in school afterwards. Overall, £375 was raised for Comic Relief.
Staff at Keith Holland & Associates in Cheltenham
* Jennifer Whitehead wrote: Severn Controls raised £205. M.D. Mr Paul Bolton agreed to pay £1 per item of red clothing worn by his staff on Friday March 13. Thank you for mentioning Severn Controls of Waterwells Business Park Quedgeley on the radio, we all had a great day!
* Michael Coles wrote: Hopelands Preparatory School in Stonehouse are wearing pajama's for red nose day. The children and staff also organised a sponsored skip and book stall all to help raise money for Comic Relief.
* Hospital staff will be taking part in a mass therapeutic Drum Circle session to kick off the Red Nose Day fundraising events at Wotton Lawn Hospital. The Drum Circle session at the acute mental health hospital will also help to highlight Comic Relief’s focus this year on supporting mental health projects throughout the UK.
Pam the chef from Westfields Day Nursery
* Just to say hope everything goes really well today and you raise loads of cash! We're collecting money for Red Nose Day today... our Meerkats are playing with the red noses in their enclosure today too. All the best. Debbie & all the team at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
* Just thought I'd let you know that our day nursery is doing LOADS of things all week for Children in Need. One of these is that our lovely (but very loud) Cook is doing a sponsored whole day of silence on Thursday, 12th March and so far has been promised over £500 in sponsorship! She did it! Bridgette Smith, Westfields Day Nursery, Cheltenham.
* Keith Holland & Associates In Cheltenham have decided to have as much fun as possible. As a children's practice we wanted to entertain and inspire children and parents alike, so today (Friday 13th) in Cheltenham we are dressed as characters from children's stories. Everyone from Batman and Robin to Cruella Deville are here raising as much as possible. There are cakes on sale, a lucky dip, guess the baby photo and a balloon race with prizes for all. The races are on as well so we are seeing if we can find some generous winners as well. We are open to see anyone for eye exams so look after your eyes so you can cry with laughter tonight!
All in Red: Staff from Severn Controls, Quedgeley
* Karabandyokey! Friday 13th March in the Carol Embrey suite at Forest Freen Rovers football club - 8:30pm (Doors open 8:00pm)...that's karaoke, but with a band! Special guest = Dolly James and hosted by local band - Pocoloco. Live Band Karaoke where YOU are the STAR. £8 min entry fee - £5 conc. Tickets available from Kane's Records, Stroud; Joya, Nailsworth; Horsley Village Shop - also available on the door, unless sold out.
* Mike wrote: "Staff at Wotton Lawn Hospital, the acute mental health hospital in Gloucester, are taking part in a mass drumming therapy session to kick off fundraising activities at the hospital on Red Nose Day. This will also contribute to Comic Relief's focus on mental health this year."
* Cameron wrote: "On the 13th March 2009 (Red Nose Day), Rednock School will be putting on two performances to raise some money for this charitable event. These are exciting times for the school as the new school is almost built and the times ahead look positive for the school. One of the shows will be in the schools lunch hour between 1.55pm-2.40pm and one in the evening between 7pm-9pm. The shows will consist of a variety of performances from GCSE adapted to red nose theme plays to diabloing tricksters with all proceeds being donated to Red Nose Day. The School will also change its name for the day from Rednock to Rednose and the Schools signs will be changed too."
* Liam wrote "I am a student in Cheltenham. Alongside the fund raising section of the Students Union we are trying to organise a large event in the Park student bar on Red Nose Day."
* Katie wrote: "I am organising a comic relief event in Fairford on 27th Feb. It is going to be a family event at Palmer Hall, a 70's themed party. I have paid for the hall myself and organised it as best I can."
last updated: 13/03/2009 at 18:58