Red Nose Day was marked in the Burnham-On-Sea area with a day of colourful fundraising on Friday (March 24th).

Hundreds of local people of all ages got into a fundraising spirit to help the BBC’s Comic Relief.

Burnham-On-Sea’s College St Dental has been fundraising for Red Nose Day all week long: “Monday we had a cake sale and a guess-how-many-sweets-are-in-the-jar contest. Tuesday we did a sponsored cycle ride, and Wednesday we waxed Tinashe Nhovas chest hair and Colin Taylor’s back!”

Children at Mark First and Pre-school Academy, above, ditched their uniforms to wear red for Comic Relief. “Many children paid to enter a Comic Relief joke competition, earning a special red ‘enoji’ sticker – not emoji! – if they got enough giggles! Everyone has enjoyed laughing and having fun whilst raising lots of money to help others!” said a spokeswoman.

The children at Playaways Nursery in Burnham-On-Sea pulled on colourful costumes for their fundraising, as pictured above and below.

East Brent Preschool pupils donned red noses for the day to raise funds

Burnham-On-Sea’s Bay Centre was transformed into a dark room with sensory lights, with music and dance to mark Red Nose Day. The children who attend Sensory Time Classes were able to explore the environment, accessing dark tents, musical instruments, water light play, climbing apparatus, materials and bubbles.

Kirsty Rayner, who is class leader for Sensory Time Classes, said: “We are grateful for the support shown at our dicotots red nose day special. It was fantastic to combine our sensory classes with raising money for a great cause. All who attended had an enjoyable time and have expressed this through our 5 star reviews.” Sensory Time Classes are held weekly on Mondays from 11am-12.30pm and Thursdays from 9.30am-11am at the Bay Centre.

Specsavers in Burnham-On-Sea has been in a Comic Relief mood, selling sets of the special fundraising glasses