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Comic Relief round-up
12:15pm Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
THE people of York were united in comedy yesterday as schools, charities and businesses played their part in Comic Relief Day.
Alternative approaches to fundraising were spotted throughout the area to raise awareness and donations for the cause.
The hair and beauty department at Joseph Rowntree School took part in a 45-minute hairdressing competition before a catwalk fashion show took place at the school.
Grand Central trains on the York to London line gave out red noses to encourage passengers to dig deep for the appeal as well as decorating their locomotives with a large external red nose. They raised more than £1,000 over the course of the day.
Shoppers were greeted by Keith Lemon lookalike Wojtek Gorczynski at Sainsbury’s. The store also teamed up with Creepy Crawlies Adventure Park to create a zip-wire slide challenge.
Various small businesses saw their staff going to work dressed in their pyjamas and fancy dress.
• A music night in aid of Comic Relief is being held in The Cottage Inn, Haxby, on Friday, from 7.30pm. Performers will include Dean And Co, Sophie Mac and The Raggy Anns. Admission is £2, and all proceeds will go to the appeal.