Comic Relief: Another fine mess, say Laurel and Hardy!

STANLEY!! Pupils Robbie Marshall and Elliot Kershaw dressed as Laurel And Hardy
STANLEY!! Pupils Robbie Marshall and Elliot Kershaw dressed as Laurel And Hardy

CHILDREN, parents and staff at Crabtree Farm Primary School in Bulwell enjoyed a red-letter day as part of fundraising for Comic Relief.

For they collected the bumper total of £1,000 on Red Nose Day, which is more than double the school’s previous record total for the UK-wide charity initiative.

A host of sponsored events took place last Friday at the school on Steadfold Close. These included paying a female member of staff, who has a dislike for the colour pink, to wear an all-pink outfit for the day! Another teacher volunteered to be soaked with water in return for donations.

Children and staff paid for the privilege of wearing non-uniform and fancy dress. Outfits included clowns, babies, cowgirls and even comedy duo Laurel And Hardy. There was also a cake sale and parents ran sponsored events as part of the day.

Head teacher Robert Dunbar said: “This year’s Comic Relief had a very simple message — do something funny for money.

“Everyone at the school entered into the spirit and we had a cracking day. Everyone was very committed to raising as much as we could.”