Once again Nescot students rose to the challenge and did ‘Something Funny for Money’ in aid of Red Nose Day on Friday 18th March 2011.
Students and staff from the Sports and Beauty & Hair departments took part in various events to raise money for Comic Relief.
The Level 3 Diploma in Sport students managed to raise £160 with a series of events, including a Fancy Dress Run and an ‘Old School’ Sports Day, which featured a tug of war.
Meanwhile, Beauty & Hair students raised £147 for the charity by waxing the legs of the Nescot football team.
In total, £207 was raised for Comic Relief. Well done to all who took part.
Comic Relief was launched on Christmas Day in 1985, live on BBC One. At that time, a devastating famine was crippling Ethiopia and something had to be done. That something was Comic Relief. The idea was simple – Comic Relief would make the public laugh while they raised money to help people in desperate need. Before too long, Red Nose Day was created and the first ever event in 1988 raised a staggering £15m. To date, twelve Red Nose Days have raised more than £500m. That money has helped, and is helping, to support people and communities in dire need both in the UK and Africa.