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West Dorset's finest do their bit for Red Nose Day
1:36pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
WEST Dorset can be proud of its contribution to the record-breaking Red Nose day total of £75 million.
Schools were as usual in the forefront of doing something funny for money, but that doesn’t mean the more normally sober citizens of Bridport weren’t busy coming up with ideas to raise cash.
Symondsbury School headteacher Colin Haley took part in a Red Nose bake off and they had a sponsored joke competition won by Izzy Cox with Tallulah Theobalds runner up. Mr Haley said: “The children have an amazing sense of humour but I never want to hear another knock-knock joke again!”
Bridport Primary had a talent showcase much enjoyed by all and proving you are never too young to shine.
Lots of other schools joined in the spirit with their cake bakes and their red clothes as our pictures show.
Lorry driver Michael Baker had his moustache removed at Step Ahead, The Riverside donated 20 per cent of its takings to the cause, residents of Chancery House raised their voices in a singalong with the help of town crier Jane Silver Corren and The Hyde staff and residents got in a lather washing cars for a £5 a go.