Lowestoft and Waveney go crazy for Red Nose Day

Pupils at St Felix School in Southwold raise funds on Red Nose Day.

Pupils at St Felix School in Southwold raise funds on Red Nose Day. - Credit: Archant

People across Lowestoft and Waveney have gone Comic Relief crazy and raised hundreds of pounds to help alleviate global poverty.

Schools, voluntary groups and local organisations all joined in with the zany antics during the charity's Red Nose Day today (March 15).

The Denes High School held a non-uniform day to raise funds for the good cause. Staff and students were encouraged to wear red and make a donation. A cake sale, leg waxing, sponsored silence and a cake bake-off also took place in the school and there was dancing and singing from year seven students.

At Lowestoft Library, more than 20 pre-school children enjoyed a morning of activities to help raise more than £50 for Comic Relief.

The youngsters made paper neck ties, sang songs and took part in face painting all in the name of a good cause.

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Donations were also made by library users throughout the day.

Home-baked goods sold like hot cakes at the United Reformed Church in Lowestoft to help raise more than £100 for Comic Relief.

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Hungry customers lined up to buy butter creamed-filled buns and dozens of honey, fruit and lemon cakes, which had been baked by an army of volunteer bakers from local clubs and organisations.

People also made further cash donations to the final fund.

Ten-year-old Joseph Glenn from Saint Felix School in Southwold completed a 10k run earlier in the week wearing just a 'onesie'. Partnered by his friend Findley Ray, aged 11, they raised more than £200 for Comic Relief.

Children from the school's pre prep class also wore something red today to further boost the charity's coffers.

Zany zumba sessions took centre stage at The Bethel in Lowestoft as an inaugural fund-raising event for Comic Relief was hailed a success.

For the first time, thebestof Lowestoft hosted their own Red Nose Day event to raise at least £200 for the popular charity.

Two zumba sessions were held over 45 minutes during the lunch break period and were attended by up to 20 people. Local businesses also donated raffle prizes, cakes and refreshments.

? See next week's Lowestoft Journal for a round-up and more pictures of Red Nose Day events in Lowestoft and Waveney. Send your pictures and reports of the day to mark.boggis@archant.co.uk by noon on Monday to be included in the round-up.

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