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.”