THOUSANDS of fundraisers across Merseyside donned their Red Noses for Comic Relief.
People from all over the city gathered at The Florrie in Dingle for a jam-packed day of activities.
Events included dance routines from Footloose Dance School, a vocal display from L8 Sings, a fancy dress parade, and Adele tribute act Bekki Porter. face painting, bake stalls, a display from Footloose dance school, raffles and lots
The Florrie’s steward Tony Chin told the ECHO: “Everyone in the community got involved, we had a great but incredibly busy day – with lots on for children. We had face painting, bake stalls, and a raffle too. We don’t know how much we’ve raised yet but we think it’s a few hundred pounds.”
At Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill on Chapel Street, diners were given the chance to enter the Red Nose Day tombola with prizes including dinner for two at Marco’s, a free overnight stay at the luxurious Hotel Indigo, and a free Cotton Candy Martini, one of the restaurant’s famous cocktails up for grabs.
Elsewhere, kids at schools across the region held non-uniform days with activities on throughout the day from face-painting to sponsored silences. At Weatherhead High in Wallasey, students went to town for Comic Relief raising funds and smiles with their creative cake bake-off.
Staff at the First Ark Group, which includes Knowsley Housing Trust, also did their bit for Comic Relief by wearing red. They donated money to ‘dress down’ in the bright colour for Red Nose Day at the organisation’s Prescot headquarters and raised more than £400. Saints rugby legend Paul Sculthorpe and player John Perry also joined youngsters from Garswood Primary in St Helens to fundraise.
A total of more than £20m was raised for Comic Relief last night with more money coming in.