Gloucestershire children and staff turn the borough red in aid of Comic Relief
FROM cake sales to throwing sponges at colleagues and teachers, young and old found ways of being funny for money as they raised cash for this year's Comic Relief.
Schools and workplaces across the borough dressed in red as they marked Red Nose Day.
Car washes were held in Tewkesbury, while brave men from TX Maxx had their legs waxed in Regent Arcade.
At All Saints Academy a special rendition of the Harlem Shake was performed and later screened for students:
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Engineering firm Renishaw also got in on the action:
And pupils were invited to school donning their best red costumes – some with their hair sprayed and others with their faces painted.
Youngsters at Monkey Puzzle Day Care in Cheltenham helped to raise around £150.
Manager Gemma Isaacs said: "All the children have had a lot fun for a very good cause.
"They began the week with a cake sale – which were all made by the children, their parents and staff. They have also dressed up in red and came in with crazy hairdos.
"Yesterday, we also let them throw wet sponges at the staff. It was a lot of fun."
At St Mary's Infants School, in Prestbury, they also held a service of compassion to think of those less fortunate than them.
Headteacher Ann Fitzpatrick said: "All our children were invited to come to school wearing something red in exchange for a pound.
" They wore different costumes and painted their faces red.
"We have held a special service at the school which was all about compassion.
"It was about teaching them all about how different life is in other countries that may not have enough food and how they may not be able to go to school.
"From a very early age, children are encouraged to think about others. It has made for a really lovely atmosphere."