EVERYONE went Red Nose crazy across Huddersfield.
Hundreds took part in dozens of weird and wacky events to raise many thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.
And their efforts boosted a huge nationwide appeal which culminated in millions of pounds being raised in last night’s TV special.
Much of the money raised will be spent in poverty-stricken Africa, but projects across the UK, including West Yorkshire, are set to benefit.
PUPILS at Holme Junior and Infant School tucked into a Red Nose breakfast to raise money, courtesy of local butcher Brindon Addy.
The youngsters enjoyed bacon and sausage baps with cherry tomato red noses on top. They also arrived at school dressed in their pyjamas to raise money for Comic Relief.
WONDER Woman and Superman were up to their elbows in soap suds at Huddersfield Volkswagen.
Staff at the Leeds Road showrooms dressed as their favourite hero or villain to wash cars and raise money for Comic Relief. They were hoping to raise more than £1,000, as the firm offered to double any money raised over £500.
CUSTOMERS at A & J Food and Wine in Brockholes Lane, Brockholes, enjoyed a bouncy castle, a bakery contest and games for the children.
POST OFFICE clerk Chris Mellows had his head shaved to raise about £200 for Comic Relief.
Chris, who works at Northumberland Street Post Office in Huddersfield, had his long locks shorn by hairdresser Roger Whiteley, of Roger David Hairdressing.
STUDENTS at Kirklees College organised several events, including a football tournament at Soccer City with guest star Andy Booth, of Huddersfield Town.
They also sold Comic Relief food including giant cupcakes and millionaires shortbread.
STAFF working for Britannia Rescue enjoyed a Wii dance-off contest and also took part in a dress in red day.
PADDOCK headteacher Richard Dodd delighted pupils and staff by taking yesterday’s assembly dressed in an inflatable sumo wrestler suit.
Children and staff from the Junior, Infants and Nursery School joined in the fun by turning up in pyjamas or fancy dress to raise money for Comic Relief. In addition, 284 red noses were sold and the PTA cooked samosas for sale after school.
ALMONDBURY High School got into the Comic Relief spirit with a ‘Mad Hair Day’.
Staff and students sported zany hair creations styled by hairdressers from Three Degrees salons in Huddersfield and Linthwaite. Assistant headteacher Chris Wilcocks had his head shaved, while pupils sold cakes, washed staff cars and threw wet sponges at year eight head Simon Sykes.
The day, organised by staff and students, raised over £1,000.
STUDENTS at Huddersfield New College raised more than £250 with a dance marathon.
The health and social care students dressed up, sold cakes and red noses, ran a beauty salon and danced continuously for seven hours for Comic Relief.
TEACHERS danced for pupils at Salendine Nook High School for Comic Relief.
A group of staff performed the YouTube sensation the Evolution of Dance after students hit the agreed fundraising target of £200. There was a series of other fundraising events at the school which raised more than £1,500.
TEACHERS led the fun for Comic Relief at Rastrick High School.
All this week the kind-hearted school has held a variety of events including a giant Just Dance session on the Wii-fit in the gym.
Male teachers lined up to have their legs waxed – in front of their pupils cheering them on.
PIRATES took over a school as part of the Comic Relief fun.
Crosland Moor Junior School was turned into a pirate ship for the day and children were dared to walk the plank for charity.
They also got the chance to gunge a teacher and enjoyed a picnic instead of a school dinner.
KING James’s School, Almondbury, raised more than £1,700 for Comic Relief.
Assistant and associate headteachers Jacqui Armitage and Rebecca Walton organised fundraising events including karaoke, a staff versus pupils tug-of-war, a hit-the-crossbar football challenge, cake sale, henna tattoos and a sponge-a-teacher event. Pupils also helped organise their own fundraisers.
A COLNE Valley firm could lay claim to having the best-dressed Comic Relief fundraisers.
Staff at Milnsbridge solicitors and estate agents Holroyd & Co wore dinner jackets and evening dress to raise about £100 for the cause.
PARTY games, a cake bake and a contest to guess the number of sweets in a jar were among the ways staff at a Huddersfield-based firm raised funds for Comic Relief.
The roadside rescue firm, based at Folly Hall Mills, Folly Hall, also staged a Wii competition where staff paid to compete in a dance-off.
CHILDREN at Meltham Moor Primary School dressed in red for the day and sported red noses for many events and games.
PARTNERS at Armitage Sykes Solicitors in Huddersfield were left red-faced by their efforts to support Comic Relief.
Four of the partners – Ashley Iredale, Basharat Ali, Martin Thompson and Diana Walker – paid to have their faces made-up and wore red wigs and T-shirts.
Staff at the New North Road offices wore as much red as possible and took part in a quiz and a bun sale.