Comic Relief fundraising gets underway in Lowestoft and Waveney

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes - Credit: Mick Howes

Events are taking place across Lowestoft and Waveney today to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes - Credit: Mick Howes

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Kirkley have paid 50p to wear red today while youngsters at Gunton Primary Academy have begun the day by singing the Red Nose song in morning assembly.

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes - Credit: Mick Howes

Children at Ladybird Day Care in Kirkley and Somerleyton Primary School are also wearing red to raise funds for charity.

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes

Pupils at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft wear red for Comic Relief. Photo: Mick Howes - Credit: Mick Howes

Grove Primary School headteacher David Baker will perhaps make the biggest sacrifice of the day when he is 'gunged' by pupils.

Lical Lodge Care Home in Oulton Broad dressed up to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Lical Lodge Care Home in Oulton Broad dressed up to raise funds for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

The school has sold raffle tickets for the chance to tip buckets of water, wallpaper paste and beans over Mr Baker's head at the end of the school day.

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Rel

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant


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Other Red Nose Day fun at the school in Carlton Colville has included filling red noses with coppers, wearing mismatched clothes and staff telling jokes continuously during the dinner hour.

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Rel

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

Red noses and other merchandise have been on sale throughout the week at Ormiston Denes Academy and students were able to wear their red noses in school today.

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Rel

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

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A cake sale at break time raised £134 and students also made donations to take part in karaoke.

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Rel

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft took part in activities to raise funds for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

Ormiston Denes Academy is also joining in with #bakeamillion campaign, which has seen students bake Malteser cakes and post photos of their creations online in exchange for a £5 donation from Maltesers to Comic Relief.

Somerleyton Primary School children wearing red for Comic Relief. Photo: Simon Ward

Somerleyton Primary School children wearing red for Comic Relief. Photo: Simon Ward - Credit: Archant

Pledges have also been made for the cakes, with teachers buying the sweet treats to share with their departments.

David Baker, headteacher at Grove Primary School in Lowestoft, was "gunged" by pupils for Comic Reli

David Baker, headteacher at Grove Primary School in Lowestoft, was "gunged" by pupils for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

Lilac Lodge care home in Oulton Broad got into the spirit of Red Nose Day with both staff and residents dressing up as cartoon and Disney characters.

David Baker, headteacher at Grove Primary School in Lowestoft, was "gunged" by pupils for Comic Reli

David Baker, headteacher at Grove Primary School in Lowestoft, was "gunged" by pupils for Comic Relief. - Credit: Archant

Staff made a donation for wearing their costumes into work and the home also sold home-made cakes to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Manager Zena Stotter said: 'Everyone is having a great time on Red Nose Day. Two of our residents, Elaine Reeder and Pauline Cutler, also got dressed up.'

Are you raising money for Comic Relief? Email your pictures, with a few lines about what you are doing, to mark.boggis@archant.co.uk

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