Red Nose Day events held across BracknellBy Jennie Slevin
March 22, 2013
As Comic Relief celebrated its 25th anniversary clubs, schools and groups across Bracknell Forest did something funny for money.
Creative staff at Coppid Beech Hotel in John Nike Way baked cakes for a competition which Sue Halsey, from accounts, won with her lemon cheesecake gateaux.
Judge Diane Goodchild said: “It was absolutely delicious.
“We raffled off one of the cakes and sold the others, raising £265.”
Athletes from SHOKK Youth Gym, Market Street, took part in a sponsored gymathon.
Students and staff at Bracknell & Wokingham College raised almost £400 through a wide range of activities, including wearing red, completing a mile-long relay and dressing in onesies and pyjamas.
Staff took part in a Comic Relief bake-off while student Tom Maglaras had his leg waxed by the college’s trainee beauticians.
Schoolchildren from Our Lady’s Preparatory School and Day Nursery, in Crowthorne, dressed in red and wore red noses and head boppers and had a cake sale to raise £178.
Sam Kilcroyne, nursery manager, said: “We all really enjoyed ourselves, it was a great day.”
Children from Teepee Day Nursery in Hanworth came in dressed in a wacky theme, wearing bright socks and odd shoes, while First bus drivers taking passengers from Bracknell to London on the Green Line 702 service wore red noses.