Youngsters reddy with the readies
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.
Sarah Ward and Dawn Collins from claire’s accessories
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.”
Claire Gardiner, James Major, Monica Gorham, Catriona Robson and Gemma Rogers from Henri Lloyd
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
Left, children from Deal Class at Hamstreet Primary School