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Romford Pictures: Havering schools and businesses raise money for Comic Relief

09:59 22 March 2013

Shellie Rawlings and Jayme Smith wax the legs and chests of Ian Moore, Will Boden and George Dixon for comic relief

Shellie Rawlings and Jayme Smith wax the legs and chests of Ian Moore, Will Boden and George Dixon for comic relief

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Schools, colleagues and residents did some funny things for money to raise funds for Comic Relief last week.

Events included a 15-man waxing challenge, dressing up as superheroes, teachers going to school in onesies, bake sales, wearing red for the day, and a cycle challenge.

Male workers in Gidea Park Parade bravely waxed their legs, chests and backs and raised £791.

George Dixon had his legs waxed at Heaven and Earth. He said: “Everyone had a drink or a shot of tequila before their wax and were anxious to get it over and done. There were a lot of screams. It was funny, but very painful.”

Meanwhile five teachers at Sanders Draper School took part in a Bush Tucker Trial eating a range of culinary delights from worm larvae and ant wafers to crickets, jellied eels and pickled eggs in the fastest time. It was won by Tom Dean, head of science, and the school raised £1,405.

At Parsonage Farm Primary pupils and staff raised £430 through a non-uniform day and by wearing red.

Staff at Symons and Gay Solicitors, in South Street, Romford, were collecting money for the charity throughout the day. Despite the bad weather they donned their red noses and danced to One Direction while raising £110.

Practice manager Christine Ring said: “Unfortunately the weather let us down and it was very quiet in town on Friday because of the winds.

But the people who did come out and donate enjoyed the music and had fun.”

The Brewery Shopping Centre raised more than £4,000 after staff at Kidsapce Adventures came to work in their pyjamas, while staff at Sainsbury’s wore superhero costumes.

A group of friends made 300 cakes for a bake sale at Gidea Park Primary School.

Hannah Giles, Daisy Bentley, Olivia Kennedy and Hollie Le May, all 10, made the cakes with a little help from their mums and raised £205.

Staff at Mullis and Peake LLP also had a bake sale and raised £450, with cakes made by Claire Savill and Ashley Avis; Broadford Primary School raised £380 through a bake sale; RJ Mitchell School pupils staff raised £651 by wearing pyjamas and onesies; and staff at Arcus in Upminster raised £1,000 through a 477-mile static cycle challenge.

For more pictures see the gallery Romford Pictures: Red Nose Day.

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