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LOOK out for a bright red monster of a nose as it makes its way around Portsmouth.

Red Nose Day 2013’s Dinosesaur is on the loose today as in the city’s top attractions encouraging people to laugh and donate money to Comic Relief to help people living tough lives in the UK and Africa.

The ''Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councill Frank Jonas with T-Spex on the DiNoseTour at the Portsmouth Guildhall''''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13589-787)

The ''Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councill Frank Jonas with T-Spex on the DiNoseTour at the Portsmouth Guildhall''''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13589-787)

If you spot him tweet 
@rednoseday and 
@portsmouthnews with your pictures.

The big day is just over two weeks away, on March 15, which means there’s only a short time left for community groups to make a bid for a slice of £50,000 worth of Comic Relief cash.

Sue Wicks, UK grants manager, said: ‘We know from our long experience of grant making in communities all over the UK that local groups can make a huge impact at the heart of their communities with a small amount of money.

‘Thanks to these groups, money raised through Red Nose Day can make a real difference where it’s needed most.’

So do something funny for money and get your Red Nose from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and online at rednoseday.com/shop for £1 with at least 60p going to Comic Relief.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas roared with laughter when he clapped eyes on T-Spex, the Red Nose Day Dinosaur.

T-Spex paid a visit at Portsmouth Guildhall on a whistle-stop tour of the city to encourage people to do something funny for money.

Cllr Jonas said: ‘I’m really excited about Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

‘T-Spex made me burst out laughing, although he is a little bit scary.

‘I can’t wait to see all the nutty things people will be doing to raise money for Comic Relief.’

T-Spex is on his way to the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and a very lucky school.

If you see him out and about, tweet a picture of you with him to @portsmouthnews and @rednoseday.