West Norfolk rallies for Red Nose Day

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Fun-loving fund-raisers raked in thousands of pounds for Comic Relief as West Norfolk embraced Red Nose Day.

Business and schools across the area organised a variety of events to raise money for the charity.

Comic Relief activities at Southery Academy 
LtoR, Jasmine Skeels, Dacey Beswick, Lucy English

Comic Relief activities at Southery Academy LtoR, Jasmine Skeels, Dacey Beswick, Lucy English

Staff at a West Norfolk insurance broker have raised £10,355 for Comic Relief by pledging cash towards the bosses they wanted gunged.

Members of the 900-strong workforce at Adrian Flux Insurance watched 62 colleagues get completely covered in aid of the cause.

The fate of more than 100 managers and supervisors was placed in the hands of staff members at the firm, which is based in East Winch, near King’s Lynn.

The original goal was to raise £5,000 and gunge almost 40 bosses. But the fundraising target more than doubled – and even more managers were placed in the hot-seat.

It took a total of three hours and 600 litres of gunge to get through everyone.

Staff and students at North Wootton Academy raised £337.90 from a non-school uniform day and bake sale.

Downham Academy students held a bake sale, a quiz, a charity football match and a sports themed fancy dress day.

The current total is standing at £120 and this is still rising.

Staff at Adrian Flux Insurance get gunged for Red Nose Day. LtoR - Sarah Gardener, Ashdon Nee and Kevin Playford.

Staff at Adrian Flux Insurance get gunged for Red Nose Day. LtoR - Sarah Gardener, Ashdon Nee and Kevin Playford.

Helen Daw, study centre manager, said: “The events have been a great success with many at the Sixth Form getting involved and is a good way to boost morale before the run up to exams.”

King’s Lynn Academy raised more than £500.

They held a biscuit sale, students paid to come into school in non-uniform and staff held a quiz in tutor time.

Students got funny for money at Southery Academy, singing their red nose day song and selling their own joke book. Pupils raised £90 in total.