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They've been having a laugh for Red Nose Day!
People were seeing red across the district as they had a giggle to raise Comic Relief cash.
From pyjama-clad Gangnam style dancing to wacky hair days and the ‘World’s Worst Tombola’ it was all happening for Red Nose Day.
Joanne Ballantyne, who has raised £10,000 for the poverty charity, was sporting a wacky costume and collecting change during a sponsored walk from her Baildon home to Cottingley Cornerstone where she works.
Business manager Sue Ayre, of Idle Primary School, said parents and staff had been doing battle in the kitchen to raise 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 Edd Kimber, Brenda, blind-tasted the creations.
Meanwhile things were getting hairy elsewhere.
Pupils at Birkenshaw CE) Primary in Station Lane, had a Mad Hair Day and Marshfield Primary School, in Thornton Road, were in wacky hair and feet themed non-uniform outfits. Pupils were also competing against each other in a One Direction dance challenge.
Windhill Primary School raised £205 with a bad hair day competition.
When asked about the styles office manager Annice Skews said: “Outrageous is the word. There’s all colours and bands and multi-coloured bunches and some big back-combing. The staff are as bad!”
And at Southfield School in Little Horton, teenage pupil Lewis Anderson (above) was having his long locks lopped while students wore fancy dress, paid to guess how many red sweets were in a jar and guessed which slippers belonged to staff.
Swain House Primary School raised more than £1,500 by busting moves Gangnam Style in the playground, selling red noses and held a raffle with a prize of a job swap with the head teacher.
Parental involvement worker Lisa Townend said: “The children were great. Although it was cold when they started outside, a minute into it and they were really hot.”
Shipley College had a whole week of activities which marketing executive Stephen Khabra said had been a laugh.
“With events being run throughout the course of the week, the community spirit at the College, has been electric. From heads in stocks to Shipley College Has Got Talent, we really have pushed the boat out, raising well over £500,” he said.
Fulneck School pupils and teachers in Pudsey also fundraised. Australian gap year student Jack Rickard had mushy peas poured over him when he sat in a bath.
Tomorrow six coaches from Fisical Sports Coaching Limited in Baildon will be dribbling a football from Valley Parade to Elland Road.
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 Red Nose Day when they visited 18 football ground in 12 hours.