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Comic Relief events hit the mark at Kidderminster store
7:50am Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
STAFF at a Kidderminster store have been doing something funny for money to raise funds for Comic Relief.
Employees at TK Maxx in Weavers Wharf have been hosting a variety of events in a bid to raise £3,000 to combat poverty.
Six members of staff agreed to have their hair dyed red at Barber-Ella hair salon in Kidderminster. Each person raised at least £50 in sponsorship.
An open mic event was also held outside the store in Weavers Wharf. More than £470 was raised for at the event where a host of local talent entertained passers-by.
After performing, Kidderminster College’s Lauren Wright donated two singles and a signed t-shirt which will be raffled in store.
Magician Andy Kirk spent an afternoon in store performing tricks for children while their parents shopped. He raised £40 through animal balloon sales alone.
A lizard, a snake, two tarantulas, an owl, a hedgehog and millipedes also visited the store to help raise some funds.
The animal man let children hold each of the creatures as well as providing information about the critters.
Employees have also been holding a raffle with prizes including paint ball vouchers and Laser Quest passes which will be drawn tomorrow.(march 1) Staff will be taking part in a t-shirt relay on Saturday (march 2) where they will be taking the item of clothing they receive from Shrewsbury staff to Redditch in a 1933 Armstrong Siddeley car.
On Saturday, March 9, local dance group Expressions will be performing in store and an exercise bike marathon will be taking place.
The fundraising efforts will finish on Red Nose Day, Friday, March 15 where assistant store manager Wayne Higgs will be getting a tattoo for sponsorship for Comic Relief.