On call in Scunthorpe to help transform lives for Red Nose Day
SCUNTHORPE workers will be looking to curry favour to raise cash for the Red Nose Day appeal.
Eleven staff from Currys PC World in Scunthorpe will be manning the phones at a BBC call centre in Sheffield.
The staff will be making up a team of more than 250 people in order to take phone payments for Red Nose Day.
They will be there from 7pm until 12am.
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Sales assistant Connor Burnett said: "We are all really looking forward to taking part and helping out for Red Nose Day. It should be good fun."
Fundraisers will aim to do something funny for money for Comic Relief tomorrow.
The cash raised will help transform the lives of disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
All week students at the Axholme Academy in Crowle have been taking part in a penalty shoot-out to raise money for Comic Relief and on Friday they will be having a non-school uniform day and nail and face painting.
Elisha Curtis, 11, has organised a raffle with her friends for the day.
She said: "We have all brought little bits in to make up the main prize and will be selling raffle tickets all week.
"I think it is good to hold charity events, as it is good to help people."
Students at St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe have been selling Red Nose Day merchandise all week and held a carnival event on Monday.
The tuck shop has also raised more than £200 for the charity.
Comedy is central to the appeal of Red Nose Day – and students at John Leggott College will be taking part in a 'stand up if you dare' event.
Young comedians will be invited to stand up and tell their favourite joke in order to win the competition.
At Huntcliff school in Kirton, fourteen year 11 boys have joined forces with one of the school's maths teachers to take part in a charity leg-wax.
Head boy Alex Noakes said: "We wanted to do something different that we thought our friends would pay to watch."
Schools are playing a crucial part in the activities in North Lincolnshire – but there are a number of other fundraising events taking place.
North Lincolnshire Homes staff have been entering their best culinary creations in a competition at the group's Normanby Road site, already raising £75.
Elsewhere, a charity head shave will be taking place at Baytree Court Care Home in Scunthorpe.
Carer Sue Freeman, 52, will be having her head shaved in order to raise money.
And carer Dan Geddes will be having his legs waxed.
Staff at Sainsbury's in town have already raised more than £800 at the Scunthorpe United v Coventry City game on March 9.
And two friends from Scunthorpe have been raising money for by taking a board around the High Street for people to sign.
They aim to raise £500.
Mr Hutchinson said: "We also plan to auction it off as well."
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