Red Nose Day for Portishead People
By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 09:04
It is Red Nose Day nationwide on Friday, March 15, and doing something funny for money is happening all over North Somerset for Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day early at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill at Cadbury House Hotel
It's been 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto our television screens and this year, once again, the nation is gearing up to put on their noses, pull out all the stops, and get fundraising.
Whether it's at work, at school or at home, the money raised is used to transform the lives of countless people, both here at home in the UK and across Africa.
And as they say every little bit helps so here is just a selection of what is going on in this area scroll down - communities are in alphabetic order.
A big sorry from Local People if we have missed anyone out but please add in the comment box below or email community publisher Carol Deacon on email@example.com.
- Backwell School is having a non-uniform day and selling red noses.
- From 9pm-1am on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 the Salthouse pub is hosting a charity night and disco With DJ Mark Jennings. Costumers are invited to come in fancy dress with a red theme dress and hair styles. Free entry and a late bar.
- Clevedon Lawn Tennis Club is playing American doubles for fun on Saturday, March 16. Players wearing fancy dress will start serving from 2.30pm and there will be cake sales, Red Nose sweepstakes and prizes for the best fancy dress at the Princes Road courts.
- You can celebrate the Red Nose Day early at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill at Cadbury House Hotel. On Thursday, March 14, kitchen and waiting staff will be trading places for one night only for a special 'mash-up' evening on where guests will be served a set three-course meal for £25 with 20 per cent going to Comic Relief. Diners will be entertained with a live band as well as the staff themselves. To download the 'red' themed menu click HERE.
- The very manly maintenance team at Cadbury House hotel, health club and spa will be swapping their working clothes and wearing pink tutus to raise money for Comic Relief. David Liepa said: "All of us maintenance team guys at Cadbury House Hotel will be wearing pink tutu skirts for a whole shift." Click HERE to sponsor the crew.
- The Old Farmhouse pub customers did a sponsored walk from the White Hart, at Wrington on Saturday from the Trendlewood pub. Claire Whitemore organised the event. She said: "There was about 20 of us doing a walk which included people of all ages although the three month old baby was in their pram!" And on the Friday evening of Red Nose Day they are planning a bit of party and a fundraising raffle at the pub.
- Golden Valley Vets is having a Wet Nose Day with a bake off and staff will be selling cakes fit for human and animal consumption. There will be a stall with marquee set up outside from 9am-5pm which will move into the barn if the weather is bad.
- Nailsea School is planning lots of events including a movie night and cake bake. The School Council intends to record a series of Harlem Shakes with staff and students costing 50p to part of the latest dance craze. These videos will be shown on a loop in the auditorium during lunchtime on Red Nose Day and those who want to watch will have to pay 20p. The will be an inter-house competition to see who can sell the most red noses and Red Nose Day students can get well gel and pay a £1 to wear 'mad hair' using temporary hair dye of course.
- Golden Valley Primary School is having a great comic bake-off.
- At Kingshill Primary School, Nailsea they will be wearing red noses sold in school and holding a crazy hat competition - the madder the better. Every child is asked to bring in five coins for the Comic Relief coin trial.
- Three Gordano school students are getting on their bikes to raise money for Comic Relief on Saturday, March 16.. Tom Bishop, 13, Alfie Wright and Olivia Haly, both 14, are to cycle 20 miles along the Strawberry Line from Yatton to Cheddar to raise money for the cause. Tom said: "We all like cycling and it is something we do as a hobby. So far we have raised £123 but are hoping to be able to collect a lot more in sponsorship and hope to raise around £200." To sponsor Tom, Alfie and Olivia click HERE.
- Portishead Primary School has had everyone saving loose change by popping it into an empty water bottle/container and when full bringing it into class. The school council has been selling red noses and on Red Nose Day the children will be wearing red to school. Everyone is taking part in the 'cook a cookie' competition' and the great bake entries will be sold for the Comic Relief charity.
- At Parish Wharf at Harbour Road staff is inviting customers to take part in several fun celebrity sweepstakes and on Red Nose Day will be wearing their pyjamas to work and hosting a bumper cake sale.
- The Howards Kia dealership at Hildesheim Bridge is asking people to grab their red nose and visit the car showroom to have some fun and help raise money for good causes. Kia Motors UK was the first ever automotive partner to work with Comic Relief and this year they want to top its £180,000 record it raised in 2011.
- Castle Batch Community Primary School at Rawlins Avenue is selling red noses in the run up to Friday, March 15, and on the day children will be coming to school wearing their pyjamas or 'onesy' in exchange for a donation of £1. There will be a decorate plate competition with an entry fee of 20p and a cake sale at the Worle school.
- Becket Primary School pupils already wear a red school uniform but on Red Nose Day they are invited to come along to the Tavistock Road campus in mufti – along as it is red!
- Donkeys at Puxton Park will be sporting red noses for Comic Relief. Children who visit Puxton on Red Nose Day, on March 15, will be rewarded with reduced admission and the proceeds will go directly to Comic Relief. In additional farmer Mark Slade will undertake a hair-raising challenge on the day by completing a sponsored leg wax to raise even more funds. Sheep at the adventure park got spotty for Children in Need so now it is the turn of the donkeys to lend their support to a worthy cause.
- Weston College is holding a Red Clothes Day. To show its support they inviting all students and staff to dress in red for the day. The will collecting donations at each reception desk on Friday, March 15.
Comic Relief was founded by Lenny and comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.
The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial BBC telethon in March which alternates with sister project Sport Relief.
The other high profile UK telethon is Children in Need in November.