Up and down the district people got together on Friday for fun and fundraising in aid of Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising spectacular for Comic Relief, which raises money for projects in Africa and in the UK.
There were loads of bake sales across the district, with many people donning an apron to raise money.
* Children at Manorfield Primary School in Burgess Hill raised £659 at their comic relief bake sale.
* Sisters Liz Martin and Caroline Ford (pictured) held a cake sale at the Red Lion in Lindfield high street. They raised £709.05 and wanted to thank the Red Lion for all their help on the day.
* Mid Sussex District Council staff raised £388 by holding a lunchtime quiz and raffle.
The lunchtime quiz in particular proved to be great fun and was hosted by cllr Garry Wall, Leader of the Council. Each team paid £5 to enter the quiz and the winners from the Council’s Housing Needs team will receive a free lunch courtesy of local sandwich shop Go Gourmet.
Many of the raffle prizes were also kindly provided by local businesses. Jeremy’s Restaurant at Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath donated a meal for two, Marks and Spencer in Haywards Heath contributed £50 worth of vouchers, It’s Magic Promotions provided two tickets to see Peter Andre in concert at Victoria Park and Freedom Leisure donated a family swim pass to the Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath.
“It was great to see council staff coming together and showing their support for what is a very worthy cause,” said cllr Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council. “I would like to congratulate everybody who took part – to raise almost £400 is a fantastic effort.”
* Staff and children at Kiddi Caru’s Burgess Hill day nursery got into the spirit of the day by dressing head to toe in red. As well as wearing red the children baked red cakes and biscuits and decorated them with red icing. These tasty treats were then sold and the profits donated to Comic Relief.
Emma Bamford, nursery manager, said: “Red Nose Day was the perfect opportunity for the children to have even more fun than usual in the nursery and be as silly as they like. In the run up to the big day they talked a lot about what they were going to wear. Obviously they were also all very excited about the baking we did on the day and about helping to raise money for Comic Relief.”
All the money raised by Comic Relief will help to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people here in the UK and in Africa.
There will be a round up full of Comic Relief photos in the Middy out tomorrow (Thursday, March 21)
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