‘Comic’ country’s fundraising antics for Red Nose Day

INDIAN drumming, leg-waxing and bathing in baked beans were just some of the weird and wacky activities people across Comet country took part in yesterday (Friday) to raise money for Comic Relief.

Hitchin Boys’ School pupils put on a range of comedic, musical and circus performances in Market Place and The Arcade in the town – with some acting as human statues and mime artists to raise money for good causes.

Staff at TK Maxx wore fancy dress and hosted the culmination of a number of Red Nose Day competitions, including a guess the bear’s name contest, how many sweets are in the jar, and a colouring competition. There was also a raffle for a signed Stevenage FC shirt.

Employees there have been doing events for a couple of weeks, including two brave men who had their legs waxed by the public and then dressed up as women.

And at St Mary’s Junior School in Baldock pupils donated 50p each to dress ‘funny for money’. They also had a cake sale and competition for best joke.


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Headteacher Mrs Patricia Jenkins said: “I am proud of all staff and children for making a difference and once again helping those less fortunate than themselves.”

Sainsbury’s in Stevenage and Letchworth GC added to the crazy fundraising with employees bathing in baked beans and managers spending time in the stocks.

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Other activities to raise clash include a sponsored belly-busting burger eating competition at The Two Chimneys pub in Letchworth GC and a charity car wash at Ken Brown Motors Stevenage with the help of Shephall Scouts.

Employees there are hoping to raise �1,200 on Saturday when they host a fun day with prizes from The Red Lion pub.

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