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Red Nose Day: Looking back at Havering’s Comic Relief fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 March 2013

Sainsbury's staff dressed  up as cartoon characters for Red Nose Day in 2011.

Sainsbury's staff dressed up as cartoon characters for Red Nose Day in 2011.

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Every year schools, shop workers and friends do something funny for money to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Staff from the Harrow Pub and Hornchurch Hockey club did a 12-hour cyclethon for Comic Relief in 2011.Staff from the Harrow Pub and Hornchurch Hockey club did a 12-hour cyclethon for Comic Relief in 2011.

This Friday is Red Nose Day and there are a variety of events and activities happening across the borough from people wearing their pyjamas to work, teachers dressing up as super heroes, a cycle challenge and a charity head shave.

On the last Red Nose Day in 2011, which alternates every year with Sport Relief, Havering residents, workers and pupils made money for charity in fun ways.

Jane Fook, of Rush Green, Romford, helped organise a Red Nose Ride from Hacton Park Corner Farm Livery Yard in Upminster. The group of horseriders raised more than £500.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Hornchurch dressed as cartoon characters and raised £3,544 while Upminster Library held a Comic Relief Poetry Relay. Five groups and the Havering Poetry Group recited poems, some written especially for the relay.

Staff at Renault Romford raise money for Red Nose Day in 2011. From left: Kim Brett, David Coles, Andy Wilson, Craig Wilson, Neil Grottick, Jason Sayers, Ian Gadbury, Terry-Anne Gerrard, Ken Watkins, Peter Dorr and Andrew Eaton.Staff at Renault Romford raise money for Red Nose Day in 2011. From left: Kim Brett, David Coles, Andy Wilson, Craig Wilson, Neil Grottick, Jason Sayers, Ian Gadbury, Terry-Anne Gerrard, Ken Watkins, Peter Dorr and Andrew Eaton.

Hornchurch’s Harrow Pub and Hornchurch Hockey Club competed in a 12-hour cyclethon against LDG Fitness. LDG donated £1,000 and a further £300 was raised through donations and sponsorship.

Trampolining groups at Hornchurch Sports Centre raised £150 by wearing costumes during training and Havering College raised £150 through a dodgeball, basketball and indoor football tournament at its Quarles campus.

Renault Romford also held events including a tomato-growing competition, and the dealership donated money for every car purchased on the day.

Are you doing anything for Red Nose Day? Let us know what you are doing and you could be in the paper or on our website. Contact 0208 477 3892 or email news.desk@romfordrecorder.co.uk with high resolution photos and details.

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