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Fund-raisers paint the town red

Updated: 10:08 am, May 07, 2015

THE BOROUGH and beyond was awash with red as residents did their bit for Comic Relief.

Among those to get involved with Red Nose Day on Friday (March 13) included staff from Specsavers in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre who took part in a fairytale themed day.

Visitors were asked to make their faces funny for money with Specsavers’ official Comic Relief glasses for a donation of £3 with £1 going towards the cause, while youngsters could also design a face from a template in the store.

Staff also got into the spirit of the day by transforming into magical fairytale characters which topped their donation to just under £600 for poor people living in the UK and Africa.

Workers from Arden Personnel swapped usual business for bikes as part of a 12-hour static bike ride which raised £500, while Astwood Law ladies donated £70 to the cause by wearing t-shirts, noses, a deely boppers.

Beoley First School pupils also went red faced for the day and baked sweet treats for a cake sale after school, raising a total of £311.

Children at Beoley First School painted their faces for Red Nose Day. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1215009MMR

Specsavers’ optical assistants Megan Chase and Valerie Swaile go funny for money. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1215011MMR