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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COMIC RELIEF - Pic­tures Danny Rhodes

YOUNG­STERS at Ten­ter­den In­fant School shone brightly on Fri­day, thanks to Red Nose Day. Pupils came dressed in their bright­est red and learned what it meant to be happy. Sec­re­tary Bev Marston said: “It was a non-uni­form day and the chil­dren were asked to make any­thing red to wear. “They also watched a DVD about chil­dren in places like Africa, and how they can be happy with what they have got.”

CHIL­DREN at Ham­street Pri­mary School got into the spirit of Red Nose Day while learn­ing about what it means. Pupils wore big red clothes and red noses and at­tended a spe­cial as­sem­bly all about Comic Re­lief. They then talked about chil­dren who are suf­fer­ing in Malawi and Ethiopia and how fund-rais­ing can help them.

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Sarah Ward and Dawn Collins from claire’s ac­ces­sories

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Sue Samp­son, Samie Hack­ney, Tina Hack­ney, Heather Baker and Jane Hatcher from the Boulan­gerie SHOP­PERS gave their pen­nies to a good cause at Ash­ford De­signer Out­let. More than £300 was raised for Comic Re­lief on Fri­day and over the week­end. Staff dressed up as bunny girls, St Trinians girls and mon­keys or wore red and dec­o­rated shop win­dows. Spokesman Tanya Mor­ris said: “Cus­tomers were very gen­er­ous and re­ally got in­volved.”

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Claire Gar­diner, James Ma­jor, Mon­ica Gorham, Ca­tri­ona Rob­son and Gemma Rogers from Henri Lloyd

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THE wa­ter was turned on Ash­ford fire­fight­ers when they took to the stocks to raise money for Comic Re­lief. Peo­ple in the town were given the chance to throw wet sponges at the crew on Fri­day. Sta­tion man­ager Lee Rose said: “Peo­ple could pick which­ever one their heart de­sired and soak them. “One wo­man do­nated £20, so peo­ple have been very gen­er­ous.” Pic­tured are Garry McPhee, Steve Brown, Colin King (in the stocks) Mike Pit­ney and Keith Sims (front) from Ash­ford Blue Watch.

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THERE were plenty of red faces at St Michael’s pri­mary school last Fri­day. But it had noth­ing to do with em­bar­rass­ment. The young ones were sup­port­ing Comic Re­lief with a variety of ac­tiv­i­ties. Head teacher Gly­nis Dougall said: “We had red skills train­ing with PE equip­ment, a tac­tile ex­pe­ri­ence with red things - feel­ing dif­fer­ent ob­jects - they made red books and baked some bis­cuits with red noses on them.”

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STAFF and mem­bers of the Stour Cen­tre took part in a 10-hour char­ity bike ride around Kent – with­out even leav­ing the build­ing. Man­age­ment as­sis­tant Kirsty Fer­gu­son said: “Fit­ness in­struc­tors, mem­bers, re­cep­tion staff and se­nior man­agers all jumped on one of the three bikes to join in. “We planned it as a Tour de Kent, which equalled 134 miles go­ing from the Stour Cen­tre to Wye, Hythe, Dym­church and Whit­stable. We fin­ished that so started do­ing it again!” The event raised more than £200 for Comic Re­lief.

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Alison Holmes on the tread­mill with Vic­to­ria Mitchell, Deb­bie Ray and Kerry Bar­den MORE feet than usual pounded Ten­ter­den leisure cen­tre’s tread­mill last Fri­day as ea­ger cus­tomers and staff raised cash for Comic Re­lief. Hardy run­ners com­pleted a dou­ble marathon - 88km

- from 9am to 7pm. Gym man­ager Alison Holmes said: “It went very well. We raised £80 in the gym alone. Ev­ery­one did at least one mile and some ran for half an hour.”

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Left, chil­dren from Deal Class at Ham­street Pri­mary School

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