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Funny business to raise money in Wyre Forest
Buy this photo » Getting gunged: Left, vets James Ryder and Bill Rosie get covered in custard by vet Steffan Kutschke and practice manager Gail Pulley, with Tammy Banks, right.
WYRE Forest fund-raisers have been raising cash for Red Nose Day to help fight poverty in the UK and abroad.
Two vets in Stourport were gunged with custard on Monday to raise £386.27 for Comic Relief.
Each member of staff at Vale Veterinary Group in Areley Kings was allocated a tin and visitors and customers could donate money and vote for who should receive the gunging.
Owner Bill Rosie and fellow vet James Ryder got covered in custard while practice manager Gail Pulley and vet Steffen Kutschke did the pouring.
Summerdyne Nursing Home in Bewdley held a fancy dress coffee morning and raised £70.
Residents had their faces painted and helped to decorate cup cakes.
Young people at StourportYouth Club, in Lickhill Road, got family and friends to sponsor them to wear onesies or pyjamas on Monday.
The young people also paid extra to get in the club and took part in games and activities to raise more than £120 over the evening.
Lead worker Jon Brown said: “It’s really nice to see young people willing to make a contribution to help others, especially when finances are tough for everyone at the moment.”
Cub Scouts, Explorer Scouts and leaders from across Wyre Forest gave their support by bagpacking at Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster.
Spokeswoman for the store in Carpet Trades Way, Helen Bower, said: “On behalf of Sainsbury’s l would like to thank the Scouts for giving up their spare time to help us raise as much money as we can for Comic Relief 2013.”
Students and staff at Wyre Forest schools have been wearing something funny for money to boost fundraising efforts for Red NoseDay.
King Charles I School in Kidderminster raised £2,000 with a dressing-up day.
Students paid not to wear uniforms and many dressed up as characters such as Snow White, Oompa Loompas and Batman.
Jono Smith, head of science, and Year 10 student Joshua Bayliss bathed in 100 tins of baked beans after being chosen as the unlucky winners of a poll.
Youngsters from Burlish Park Primary School in Stourport raised £377 for Comic Relief by donating money to wear something red to school.
Year Six pupils raised a further £177 by baking and selling cakes to the younger children and their parents.
Eco Schools co-ordinator Lynda Williams said: “We started the morning with a whole school assembly to promotethe work of Comic Relief.
Year Two pupils showcased their hidden talents by holding a talent contest and the cakes, baked by Year Six pupils, were enjoyed by all.”
Bewdley Primary School raised nearly £600 by selling red noses and having a superhero day.
Staff and pupils spent the day dressed as their favourite superhero or villain and also created a magazine and organised a sweets in a jar competition.
Teacher Amanda Bradley said: “We’ve had a great time raising money. The highlight was definitely the whole school performance of the Black Lace party classic Superman.
Everyone had a great time showing off their superpowers.”
Staff and students at Wyre Forest Special School also raised funds for Red Nose Day by wearing something red or funny to school and sold cakes.
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