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West Dorset residents dig deep for Red Nose Day
10:45am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Local News
WEST Dorset can be proud of its contribution to the record-breaking Red Nose day total of £75million.
Schools were as usual in the forefront of doing something funny for money, but that doesn’t mean the normally more 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 the 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 School had a talent showcase which was enjoyed by all and proved you are never too young to shine.
Lots of other schools joined in the spirit with their cake bakes and their red clothes.
Shipton Gorge had its first ever Red Nose/Comic Relief cake sale with Katie Meek, 12, and her friend Sarah Williams, 13, recruiting their brothers Harrison and Ryan and friend Simon to make some signs to stop the traffic, passers by and even cyclists.
It was so successful they had mum hurriedly bake more and raised more than £100.
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 time.