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Bromsgrove residents do something funny for money
8:20am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
FUND-RAISERS across Bromsgrove have been doing something funny for money in support of Comic Relief.
Last Friday, (March 15), for Red Nose Day, staff at Bromsgrove marketing agency Gough Bailey Wright were challenged to dress up as their favourite television and movie characters.
Staff from the Worcester Road-based firm enthusiastically participated in the fund-raising activity, dressing as Buzz Lightyear, Zippy, Superman, Smurfette and Darth Vadar.
Their efforts helped raise £180 for the charity.
At Wayside Care Home, staff and residents held a whacky cake bake.
Everyone made comic cakes, and dressed in something red.
Sue MacFarlane, the home’s activities co-ordinator, said the cake bake was Wayside’s version of the Great British Bake Off - with residents giving their verdict on which was the funniest design.
Youngsters from St Stephen’s Playgroup, based at St Stephen’s Church, also took part in a cake-themed activity for Red Nose Day.
Children brought in cakes to sell, and paid to have their faces painted to raise money.
Townsend Veterinary Practice held a tea and cake day, and staff and customers managed to raise £387.
To celebrate the national fund-raiser, Tango Bromsgrove held a charity evening at Stoke Prior Village Hall.
People came from across the Midlands to take part in the fund-raiser, which introduced the basics of dancing Argentine Tango.
Dance instructor Clive Harrison said everyone was delighted that they managed to raise £410.
For more details on the group, see tangobromsgrove.co.uk.