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Huddersfield does its bit for Comic Relief 2015

Buns and red nsoes raise charity cash

They baked buns, they did sponsored walks and time and time again, they created funny faces.

Hundreds of people across the Huddersfield and Kirklees area did their bit to mark Red Nose Day and raise thousands of pounds for the Comic Relief charity.

Red was very much the theme of the day at Hillside Primary School in Newsome, where virtually everyone wore something featuring that colour.

The children also turned their hands to cooking, with a “Bake Off” challenge to produce buns sold in the school tuck shop.

School support officer Jill Mellor said: “We love taking part in Red Nose Day. It’s an exciting way to bring staff, students and the community together to have fun and raise money for a great charity”.

At Castle Hall Academy in Mirfield, students baked cakes and buns to raise cash for the charity.

Hundreds took part in a series of Red Nose events at Dryclough Infants School. The pupils wore red. made funny faces, baked buns and performed their “Making Funny Faces” song to collect more than £300.

Pupils and staff at St Johns J & I School, Golcar, had fun. There was a family assembly full of singing and laughter, including a special performance by staff of adance routine to a Taylor Swift song. The school sold 300 red noses and also raised nearly £300 on the day through donations for dressing up, and the sale of buns donated by families at school, bringing the total to £600.

There were also funny faces at Honley Day Care and Pre-Prep School - as well as face-painting and a series of edible faces, made with crackers and vegetables.

Funny faces and funny hair was the theme at Birdsedge First School, with children in classes 1 and 2 getting into the Red Nose spirit.

Young pupils wore red clothes for the day at Clough Head J & I School.

Youngsters at St Johns CE Infant School in Dewsbury raised more than £350. Mrs Adrienne Hatfield said: “Red noses were sold in classes by our School Council in the run up to Red Nose Day and we even had to go out and buy extra! Our Cooking Club did their own Comic Relief Bake Off and sold delicious buns and biscuits at break time”.

Youngsters at Nightingales Day Nursery in Oakes got dressed up or wore red and sold home made buns.

Shoppers in Huddersfield’s Packhorse Centre were offered something different with their shopping. They got the chance to take part in a Funny Face mask workshop at the Packhorse Gallery.

Staff working for the Leeds Building Society’s Huddersfield branch in Market Street backed the charity with a variety of fun events.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman also got into the spirit of the day.

He was making a visit to Longley School and couldn’t resist donning a red wig and a nose to the delight of young pupils.

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