THOUSANDS of people in Huddersfield were today being silly – for a worthy cause.
They were getting involved in Red Nose Day, part of the annual Comic Relief appeal.
Last Red Nose Day, people in Yorkshire raised a massive £2.2 million, and since then Comic Relief has funded over 30 projects in the region.
Comic Relief spends all the money raised through Red Nose Day to give extremely poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa a helping hand to turn their lives around.
In West Yorkshire it has helped unemployed youngsters, provided exercise equipment for elderly people and provided funding to help those sleeping rough.
A spokesman for the charity said: “Red Nose Day is back and there are countless ways to get involved, from baking something funny for money to performing something funny for friends, family and colleagues”.
Across Huddersfield, schools, offices and shops were all getting involved and expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds.