WE went Red Nose crazy in Huddersfield!
And here are just some of the ways Huddersfield raised many thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.
Mount Pleasant Junior and Infant School, Lockwood, hosted raffles, penalty shoot-outs, word searches and collected jokes.
Teachers and pupils at Dalton School turned up in their pyjamas and a range of outfits.
Children of Meltham Moor Primary School went High Altitude Mad – walking the height of a mountain during the school day.
All 290 pupils at Overthorpe Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Thornhill, showcased their talent, singing, dancing and playing instruments in a talent show.
Students at Huddersfield University cycled to raise money. They cycled 837 miles, the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats, in the Students Union, using three exercise bikes.
Royds Hall High School pupils competed to make the funniest red noses of all shapes and sizes at the Rawthorpe School.
And at Almondbury Junior School they donned something funny for money.
Butcher Brindon Addy doled out bacon butties at Holme School.
Phil Marshall, manager of the Livingstones nightclub, had his chest waxed at a beauty salon.
Staff working for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing spent the day in their pyjamas.
Pyjamas were also the dress code at The Flower Box Florists, Meltham.
Youngsters at Looby-Loos Day Nursery in New Mill wore fancy dress for Comic Relief and to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
And in Huddersfield, Mike Darling and Alister Henderson wore climbing gear – to scale the “North Face of King Street”.
Brave Satvir Bassra was determined to do his bit for Comic Relief, as were thousands more in Huddersfield.
Satvir and his workmates at Emley Moor TV mast, Craig Kelly and Richard Henshaw, entered into the spirit of the day by tackling a mountain of curried battered jumbo sausages.
The idea came from the girls in the office at the station, who watched the men down 15 before having to give up.
Satvir said: “They were jumbo sausages and a bit of a struggle to eat but it was all in a good cause.”
The sausages were supplied by Shelley Fisheries.
At the Galpharm Stadium has seen some great sporting events.
But The Mascot Race has to be up there with the greatest – at least in terms of goodwill.
Eight giant mascot characters lined up at the Stadium yesterday to race each other and to raise money for Comic Relief.
The idea was dreamed up by staff working for Kirklees Council’s Cultural and Leisure Services department.
They roped in mascots from several council departments for a one-lap race of the Stadium in front of cheering staff.
It wasn’t quite as exciting as the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, but there were a few thrills and spills as the eight runners took part.
The full line-up was: Bobby and Diva, of the Energise Project, which gets children into sport; Buzz The Bee, from the Kirklees Countryside Unit; Town mascot Terry the Terrier; Dudette and Dude, from Kirklees Active Leisure; Cyril the Squirrel, of the recycling unit; and Munch the Dragon, from the catering service.
In the end, the race proved a triumph for Diva, but the real winner was charity.
The race, together with a karaoke contest by Stadium staff, raised hundreds of pounds.
Clients might have thought they were seeing things when Netherton optometrist Rena Souten dyed her hair with red noses.
Rena, who asked customers of Souten and Agyemang Ltd for a donation for Comic Relief, said: “Red Nose Day is such a worthwhile charity that I decided to make the extra splash this year.”
Fleet management group FMG Support dedicated 80 phone lines at the call centre at St Andrew’s Road, Bradley Mills, to receive charity pledges from TV viewers watching Comic Relief last night.
More than 100 staff volunteered to handle the calls from 6.30pm to 12.30am. Local firms donated food and drink to keep them going.