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District gears up for Red Nose Day tomorrow

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District gears up for Red Nose Day tomorrow

WITH just one day to go until Comic Relief - we want to know what fundraising you have planned for Red Nose Day 2015.As our picture shows, five-year-old Harry Sturgess and his brothers Arthur (aged 3) and Hector (aged six months) held a cake sale last...

WITH just one day to go until Comic Relief - we want to know what fundraising you have planned for Red Nose Day 2015.

As our picture shows, five-year-old Harry Sturgess and his brothers Arthur (aged 3) and Hector (aged six months) held a cake sale last weekend and managed to raise £163.02.

Harry, a Great British Bake Off fan, wanted to make cakes to help raise money after learning more about vaccinations being supplied to young children in Uganda.

Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s and Specsavers are just two of the local businesses which have been busy fundraising ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday, March 13.

Merchandise, including this year’s Red Noses priced at £1, is already available at Sainsbury’s and customers can also buy a fundraising scratchcard in store. Every card is a winner and are priced at £1 – with every penny going to Comic Relief.

On Red Nose Day itself, Sainsbury’s will have various in-store activities including raffles, fancy dress and breakfast cereal tower-building. Staff will also be collecting donations and selling Red Noses in the town centre.

Specsavers, based in Northbrook Street, will be holding a cupcake bake sale in store, as well as an ongoing tombola and hamper prize draw,

Staff will also be donning their best red attire on the day to encourage donations.

Visitors to Specsavers can also follow in the footsteps of Gok Wan and make their faces funny for money with Specsavers’ official Red Nose Day glasses in small and large sizes.

The glasses are £3 with £1 from the sale of each pair donated to Comic Relief.

Are you fundraising for Comic Relief this year? Please email your pictures and stories to dan.cooper@ newburynews.co.uk, tweet us @NewburyToday or post them to our Facebook page.

We will try and publish as many as possible in next week's NWN.

 

 

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