Noses run amok for Comic Relief

SUFFOLK donned its hairy red nose today to unite in raising money for Comic Relief.Throughout the day hair has been dyed red or shaven off completely while others have abseiled off buildings for the Big Hair Do.

SUFFOLK donned its hairy red nose today to unite in raising money for Comic Relief.

Throughout the day hair has been dyed red or shaven off completely while others have abseiled off buildings for the Big Hair Do.

Children threw themselves into the day with gusto, getting to do all sorts of silly things they would normally get told off for and all for a good cause.

And The Evening Star is playing its part by contributing 2p to Comic Relief from each copy sold at Sainsbury's stores this week in Warren Heath, Hadleigh Road and Upper Brook Street.


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At Westbourne High School youngsters were raising money for charity with a water slide, while other schools including Academy Childcare nursery in the Next Generation gym and Gusford Primary School were having a wacky hair day.

Claydon High School pupils were raising funds by having a non-uniform day, a junk fashion show and a bad hair competition.

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Ipswich School were also letting the pupils out of their uniform for the day to raise money as well as holding a treasure hunt and various competitions.

East Bergholt School's caretaker Stuart Scopes was going under the razor and having his hair shaved off, while Jan Seabourne, the head teacher was letting the children loose on her hair during the morning's assembly.

East Bergholt High School were holding a Stars in Their Eyes concert while children at Stoke Ash Primary School were making the most of their mad hair day with the beauty salon treatment.

But it was not just the children who were being silly today, the acting chief executive of Suffolk Connections was also getting the big red hair treatment at Suffolk College.

Members of the New Wolsey staff and the cast and crew from Leader of the Pack were set to run around the Civic Drive spiral car park for Comic Relief at 4pm.

Throughout the week the audiences have been asked to sponsor a runner of their choice, some of which were to run in high heels, drag, blind-folded or eating a French baguette.

Simon Chandler from Agilent Technologies in Ipswich was to abseil down their new building in at 2pm.

While David Upward, a 43-year-old operations manager at Mid Suffolk leisure centre, was to dye his hair black and bright red and busk to raise money.

And helping to handle all the money raised, Axa call centre staff in Ipswich were lending a hand in the massive fund-raising party.

To see where your money goes see pages 12 and 13.

Weblink: www.comicrelief.com

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