A little bit of fun goes a long way on Red Nose Day!

PUTTING ON A SHOW Head at St Thomas More's in Havant Ian Long performs dressed as Bob the Builder. Picture: Mick Young (13452-15)

PUTTING ON A SHOW Head at St Thomas More's in Havant Ian Long performs dressed as Bob the Builder. Picture: Mick Young (13452-15)

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ELVIS sang, teachers danced and children dressed up as little monsters.

And it added up to an incredible 25th Red Nose Day.

Thousands of you did something funny for Comic Relief yesterday.

At Wicor Primary School in Portchester, staff had a bake off.

Each member of staff was tasked with making their own cake at home and then icing it in front of the children.

Year 1 teacher Emily Cawthorne was crowned the winner for her chocolate fudge cake. A bake sale was then held at the school where parents had the chance to buy cakes.

Deputy head Sue Keeling said: ‘The kids thought it was fantastic. They like seeing the teachers having a good time and making fools of themselves.’

Two store managers from Sainsbury’s in Fareham got involved.

Manager Simon Rowberry and deputy manager Steve Bennett bravely battled the wind and rain to abseil down the side of the store in Broadcut, for Red Nose Day.

Steve, said: ‘It was a personal demon of mine as I’m scared of heights. I’m proud of myself. It was a fantastic opportunity to raise money for a great cause.’

Over at Roko in Copnor Road, Portsmouth, fitness instructor Darin Melville led an aquafit class dressed as Elvis Presley to some of The King’s greatest hits.

Darin said: ‘It was cracking fun. The class were such great sports about it all.’

At St Thomas More’s Primary School in Bedhampton, headteacher Colin Flanagan came second in the teacher’s dance off with his interpretation of PSY’s Gangnam Style.

Hundreds of pupils from Alverstoke Junior School, in Gosport, wore wacky outfits to raise Red Nose Day cash.

Teachers joined in too as the little ones turned into robots or members of their favourite boy bands.

Jake Gordon, 11, is a Year 6 pupil spent two days making his robot outfit, said: ‘I wanted to go as something funny and crazy. It’s cool because you’re allowed to dress up as random things while raising money at the same time.’

A spokeswoman for Comic Relief gave a big thank you for all their efforts.

She said: ‘Thank you so much on behalf of everyone at Comic Relief to everyone who baked a cake, sang a song, or did something funny for money this Red Nose Day.

‘Whether you dug deep and supported a friend or colleague, texted in a donation or took part in a group activity, your money will be spent helping people living unimaginably tough lives in Africa, across the UK and right here in Portsmouth.’

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