Things get funny as thousands raise money for Red Nose Day

SACKFUL OF LAUGHS St John's Catholic Primary School, Portsmouth, took part in raising money for Comic Relief with sack races.    Picture: Sarah Standing (110968-9626)

SACKFUL OF LAUGHS St John's Catholic Primary School, Portsmouth, took part in raising money for Comic Relief with sack races. Picture: Sarah Standing (110968-9626)

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SCHOOL children, office workers and firefighters all took part in wacky ways to raise money for Comic Relief.

Whether it was dressing up in red, baking cakes, taking part in a sack race or wearing funny costumes, thousands of people took part in yesterday’s big charity drive.

Firefighters from Cosham Fire Station were at the Sainsbury’s store, in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, to take part in a rowing challenge.

Firefighter John Hinks said: ‘We always like to take part in charity events, they’re always a lot of fun.

‘We took it in turns to row about 2,000 metres each with staff from Fitness First.

‘It looked like there were quite a few people putting money in the buckets.’

And store manager Phil Bridgwater, along with Alan Pegg and Jamie Bedford, all had a close shave to raise money.

Phil said: ‘Three of us had our hair shaved off, which already generated £250 from staff.

‘As ever we could see our customers being generous and were digging deep to donate in store.’

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