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Red Nose Day in Bradford district - live blog
Updated 3:47pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
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Blustery weather didn't put off parents and children from Rocking Horse Nursery in Oxenhope having a walk to raise money!
Wilsden Primary School has been selling red noses all this week and held a non-uniform day today when children were invited to tell a joke to their class. They have raised a whopping £904 for Comic Relief.
In class 6VP, Adam Wilson and Ella O’Shea baked buns and biscuits to sell to their class. They raised £22.11.
In class 6JR, Erin Dark made biscuits to sell to her class and raised £39.66.
Sulemaan Majid in class 3JR had a collection at home and donated £46.00.
Shipley College is wrapping up a week of Comic Relief fundraisers.
Marketing executive Stephen Khabra said: “This year Shipley College, have pulled out all the stops and spared no one’s blushes, in order to raise as much money as possible for a globally recognised charitable cause.
“Throughout the course of this week and currently ongoing, we’ve held numerous events, spread across campus, arranged in large by students, but participated by all.”
Frivolities have included a gruelling lunchtime half marathon treadmill challenge, run by Josh Winterbottom, a cross bar challenge, a friendship band and bracelet workshop, headed up by cafeteria manager, Sumitra, the Shipley College Harlem Shake, which is available to view on the official Shipley College Facebook Page and wet sponge throwing at people in stocks.
@Bradford_TandA keep up the great work Bradford people :) #Bfd4life— @Dynamomagician 15 March 2013
Here's a video of our own Kimberley Walsh singing Defying Gravity on Let's Dance for Comic Relief a few weeks ago:
Zayn and One Direction sing the official Comic Relief 2013 song:
Having a laugh at Riddlesden St Mary's school
Steeton Primary School on their marks to raise cash...
Nice video of Red Nose Day action around the district with a bit of Gangnam Style - turn up your speakers!
Fancy dress fun at Marshfield Primary School in Bradford:
Kimberley Walsh tweeted a link to our Red Nose Day live blog (if you don't follow her, she's on Twitter with the name @KimberleyJWalsh). As a thank you, here's that picture of her again:
@Bradford_TandA Parkside School in Cullingworth raised £216 with a Bake Off! Here's one of our fabulous cakes... http://t.co/9qXoyuRkO7— @parksidehuman 15 March 2013
Swainhouse Primary School kicking it Gangnam Style...
@Bradford_TandA Students & staff from @Tong_HighSchool have raised almost £500 tdy for #ComicRelief & counting... http://t.co/a8bdb7t9YG— @Tong_HighSchool 15 March 2013
Twenty five double divine chocolate cakes were revealed to excited children at Idle Primary School in assembly before the mother of TV’s The Great British Bake Off winner Edward Kimber blind-tasted the creations. Brenda Kimber declared the Foley family the winner.
Parents are now tucking into their creations and pupils will be buying Red Nose Day cakes at break-time to raise more money
Here's a great pic of Windhill Primary School's "bad hair day" for Comic Relief, which has raised more than £200.
@Bradford_TandA Staff from Bradford HA Accent Group raise money for Red Nose Day. Over £370 raised from bake off! http://t.co/MT5xTUZiyJ— @AccentGroupLTD 15 March 2013
Pupils and teachers from Fulneck School in Pudsey acted the fool today to raise money for Comic Relief.
A host of activities were organised for both the morning and lunch breaks, including a number of teacher versus student challenges.
One of the highlights of the day was when a gap year student from Australia – who is working as a teaching assistant at the 260 year old school – experienced his first taste of Red Nose Day in the UK!
Jack Rickard – a former star of Australian soap, Home & Away – had been persuaded to sit in a bath whilst pupils paid to pour tins of mushy peas over him!
Jack, who is spending the next nine months at the independent school, said: “This was my first taste of Comic Relief in the UK and I really enjoyed being a part of the fund-raising activities.”
Shipley C.E. Primary School rolled their sleeves up and had a baking day to raise money for Comic Relief. Staff and pupils in Year 3 were challenged to come to school with crazy hair, and the usual 'world famous' Shipley C.E. Primary School talent show provided a lot of fun- and proved Shipley's got talent!
@Bradford_TandA My son Liam ready for #rednoseday at school today #RNDBradford http://t.co/bZb3Hs7KBB— @Paul_Ashton1 15 March 2013
If you're tweeting about your Red Nose Day activities, use the hashtag #rndbradford so we can track down all your tweets and repost them here!
Chart star Jessie J will tonight pull off a hair-erasing feat as she shaves her head on live TV, while many of the biggest names in comedy do their bit for Comic Relief.
Miranda Hart, Dawn French, James Corden, David Walliams and Hollywood star Will Ferrell will appear in sketches or in person during the evening in the traditional Red Nose Day broadcast on BBC1 and BBC2.
Price Tag singer Jessie - also a panellist on The Voice - will be enduring one of the biggest sacrifices as she is parted from her glossy black bob during the programme to boost the millions of pounds being raised.
Red Nose Day celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with presenters for tonight's show including Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Davina McCall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand.
During the evening, Hart will round off her week of live TV challenges, Miranda's Mad March, in addition to starring in a special edition of Call the Midwife, alongside Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter.
Popular sitcom The Vicar of Dibley will return to TV for the first time in seven years with a one-off sketch, created by Comic Relief boss Richard Curtis.
Corden will be reviving his role as Smithy from Gavin And Stacey and Ferrell is to return to his character Ron Burgundy from hit movie Anchorman.
Even X Factor chief Simon Cowell will be showing his lighter side by taking part in a spoof in which he is seen to walk down the aisle in a wedding sketch, alongside David Walliams dressed as a blushing bride.
Other highlights of the evening will include:
:: The return of David Brent as Ricky Gervais for a brief revival of The Office, in which he shows off his new career as a wannabe music mogul.
:: Rowan Atkinson will address the nation as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, sharing his views on the importance of fundraising for "Red Nose in Need".
:: Peter Kay will be seen undertaking his challenge to spend much of the week perched on a sofa, as well as unveiling his new video for the James hit Sit Down.
In addition, there will be hundreds of smaller events around the country encouraging people to give to projects in the UK and Africa, including a special nationwide Bake Off challenge.
The Comic Relief - Funny For Money programme begins at 7pm on BBC1.
Happy Red Nose Day everyone. Find out what's going on & how you can be part of it: http://t.co/A3vWDiXTz5 #rednoseday— @NHSBradford 15 March 2013
Bradford's Kimberley Walsh joining in the fun...
If you haven't already got one get your red nose today! @rednoseday #RND available sainsburys http://t.co/PBGsT2zNJG— @KimberleyJWalsh 15 March 2013
Football coaches are warming up for their Red Nose Day challenge this weekend. On Sunday six coaches from Fisical Sports Coaching Limited in Baildon will be dribbling a football from Valley Parade to Elland Road, starting at 9.30am.
They hope to be at Leeds United’s ground at 1.30pm where they will dribble the ball around the pitch.
Jonathan Patterson, whose nephews Tom and James Greaves run the company which works with school children, said the lads hoped to beat the £521 they raised last year when they visited 18 football ground in 12 hours.
Visit my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/Fisicalsportscoaching to sponsor them.
Doing anything for @rednoseday Seabrooksters? John in HQ dyed his hair red and raised £250 for #comicrelief! #RND http://t.co/j6s91hEaMA— @SeabrookCrisps 15 March 2013
At Southfield School in Little Horton, teenage pupil Lewis Anderson is having his long locks lopped while students wear fancy dress, pay to guess how many red sweets are in jar and guess which slippers belong to which staff.
Just to remind us all why people are raising money, here's a video of Zayn Malik and One Direction in Africa:
Children at Swain House Primary School have been throwing some shapes Gangnam Style for Red Nose Day.
Pupils showed teachers how it’s done when the whole school took to the playground this morning to do the South Korean dance craze routine.
Yesterday pupils took part in a raffle where the prize was to swap places with the headteacher, Diane Rowbotham, for the morning.
I wonder if the head teachers I'm seeing this afternoon in Bradford are dressed up for Red Nose Day? @AndyGFarsley @MrsYorkHowe @salhors— @helendaykin 15 March 2013
Red Nose Day fanatic Joanne Ballantyne is currently trekking through Saltaire collecting Comic Relief cash.
Donning a red wig, round glasses, red nose leggings, red noses on her boots, a red tutu and red and black leg warmers you won’t be able to miss her.
She’s heading up towards Saltaire Roundabout then will walk along nab Wood and on to Cottingley Cornerstone where she works.
Mrs Ballantyne will then get the bus to Shipley where she will be collecting at 1pm in Asda.
Her sponsored walk from her Baildon home has raised £400, plus any donations she gets along the way.
This is brilliant! Red Nose Day flashmob at TK Maxx in Bradford!
What's everyone's doing to raise money for @rednoseday ?!! Xx— @zaynmalik 12 March 2013
What's that you say? You want a picture of Bradford's Zayn Malik and his One Direction chums brandishing red noses for Comic Relief? Here you go, then:
Parents of children at Windhill Primary School will be dealing with some knotty locks tonight after a bad hair day competition at the school.
School office manager Annice Skews said the styles are “outrageous” and include a rainbow of colours and some serious back-combing.
They school has raised £205.
A Birkenshaw school has come up with a hair raising idea to raise cash for Comic Relief.
Pupils at Birkenshaw C E (C) Primary in Station Lane are sporting wacky hair styles during their Mad Hair Day and donating the cash they raise to the charitable cause.
"I'm doing a sponsered silence." #rednoseday #rnd2013 #rnd #rnd13 http://t.co/1LH9BATbYB— @IdleSi 15 March 2013
One member of our staff is shaving off his moustache of 32 years to raise money for #RedNoseDay today— @Bradford_DCT 15 March 2013
Parents have been doing battle in the kitchen to raise Comic Relief cash.
Twenty five double divine chocolate cakes were revealed to excited children in assembly before the mother of TV’s The Great British Bake Off winner Edward Kimber blind-tasted the creations. Brenda Kimber declared the Foley family the winner.
Parents are now tucking into their creations and pupils will be buying Red Nose Day cakes at break-time to raise more money.
Onesie, twosie, threesie... and we're off! Here are staff from Arndale House in Bradford holding a fancy dress day to raise money! We love those onesies, but we do like Mario and Luigi at the back as well!
The district is whipping itself up for a Comic Relief frenzy today with crazy antics and some tasty – and not so tasty – treats!
Teachers at St Mary’s Primary School, in Riddlesden, Keighley, are tackling a series of gross challenges including eating insects in their own version of a popular TV show, calling it ‘I'm A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here’.
The school’s history of Comic Relief fundraising has led to two members of staff, Helen Fox and Louise Kendrick, being invited to tonight’s live show in London. The school had raised £2,234 for this year’s effort even before today.
Mrs Fox said: “We expect to raise an awful lot more on the actual day. Once the BBC found out we were doing ‘I’m a Teacher..’ they seemed very interested. We try and do something bigger and better for each Comic Relief.”
She will be easy to spot on the BBC show, as she has been asked to wear her Comic Relief costume for the recording – a giant whoopee cushion.
Meanwhile hairdresser Wayne Anthony is hoping his feel for cutting hair will help him get into the Guiness Book of Records.
The stylist, who has a salon, named after himself in Halifax Road, Hipperholme, is cutting hair blindfolded today to do his bit for Comic Relief.
And he has recruited brave volunteer Ian White from Look North to be his client in the chair – cheered on by onlookers.
“We're hoping to draw quite a crowd who will dig deep in their pockets,” he said.
“I'm giving myself about 20 minutes to do it – part of the challenge is to make a good job of it otherwise there’s no point doing it. I’ve checked with National Hairdressers Foundation and nothing like this has been attempted before for a world record.”
In Idle sisters Olivia and Alycia Booth, aged nine and 11, have been busy baking sweet treats with their friends to sell at a verge-side stall outside their home in Westfiled Lane from 4.30pm.
They have even designed and handed out their own posters and fliers to potential customers who they hope will turn out – rain or shine.
Proud mum Tracie Booth said: “They’ve worked really hard planning this for a few weeks now and have got everyone baking with them. Olivia’s school at Idle CofE is having a bake-off and any unsold buns they’re donating to us to sell for them.”
At Birkenshaw C E (C) Primary, pupils will be sporting wacky hairstyles during a Mad Hair Day.
And Comic Relief fever has even spread to outer space with the University of Bradford challenging all budding astronomers to search the cosmos for red noses.
By logging on to a special telescopic website, people will be able to search through a bank of 100,000 images for clues to find red noses before taking their very own image with the Bradford Robotic Telescope and submit it to the rosy-nosed competition gallery.
The subscription fee is just £3 per month and the ten winning entries will receive free membership for a whole year, and half of the money raised by the university will be donated to Comic Relief. People can log on at telescope.org/rednoseday.
Football fans might also like to keep an eye out for a giant ball being ‘dribbled’ all the way from Bradford City’s home ground at Valley Parade to Elland Road in Leeds.
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