Donning vibrant red, fund-raisers across West Suffolk did something funny for money to help Comic Relief reach more than £1 billion in its 30 year history.
Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School, in Airfield Road dressed in red and staff allowed their children and partners to ‘make their face funny’ by applying colourful make-up.
They decorated the school’s playground giant ‘Big Joe’ and children took on their own activities which included a cake sale and giving up technology.
Horringer Court Middle, in Glastonbury Road hosted 500 children from the Bury All-Through Trust for a Red Nose dance.
It was choreographed by Year 8 pupil Chloe Smith and every piece of music used had red in the title.
At Hardwick Primary, in Steward Road pupils made their faces funny for money with eye-catching make-up as well as glasses and wigs.
Pupils on the school council at St Edmundsbury Primary, in Grove Road decided they would wear red and sport ‘crazy’ hair.
They sent letters home to parents outlining their decision and there was a parade to show off their new styles.
Mum Lauri Di-Giulio, 34, of Lakenheath let her children Leo, aged five and Sofia, aged four choose her clothes for the school run for the week.
Her outfits included Elsa from Disney film Frozen and she also dressed up as their dad Ben, who is a lorry driver. She raised £228.
Bury Free Press columnist and recycling guru Karen Cannard is part of Team Honk, which consists of bloggers, friends and family, and she supported their danceathon efforts.
She then dyed her hair red thanks to CC Hair Art, who donated their time and the cost to Comic Relief.
When the bell rang at Barnham Primary, pupils, staff and visitors had to break into dance on the playground.
Each dance was led by one of the school’s six teachers or headteacher Amy Arnold.
At Great Heath Primary, in Girton Close, Mildenhall pupils dressed up and created funny faces for the day and raised £321.25.
Lakenheath Primary, in Mill Road raised £534 and children raffled for the chance to paint the faces of some of the staff.
Youngsters and staff at St Christopher’s Robin nursery in Red Lodge created a rain forest display and red nose gallery during their fund-raising events.
St Mary’s Academy, in Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall staged a day of fancy dress and held a lucky dip.
Steven Ready, general assistant at Sainsbury’s, in Mildenhall bravely took on the pain game when he had his legs waxed for Comic Relief.
He raised £350 and then joined staff eating ‘something funny for money’ whereby staff tucked into home baked muffins containing surprise ingredients ranging from mustard to a brussell sprout.