Comic Relief live (WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO)
There was a huge amount of madness going on throughout Derbyshire on Friday,thanks to Comic Relief.
Throughout the day, people were voluntarily getting pelted with wet sponges, having their leg hairs ripped out by wax strips and generally subjecting themselves to grotesque tortures all in the name of charity.
Here is thisisderbyshire.co.uk's guide to Comic Relief in our county.
- Staff from bus firm Trent Barton hoped to raise £500 by serving cupcakes for customers. They served the treats on board the Red Arrow service all day, which connects Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield.
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- Staff at business training firm The Alternative Board, based in Pride Park, dressed up in red noses to celebrate Comic Relief at the company's annual conference.
- Sainsbury's store in The Wyvern,raised money through activities including including leg waxing tombola, guess the name of the bear, guess the number of sweets in the jar and children’s craft exercises.
Here, if you can bear it, is the footage of staff member Paul Wright getting the smoothest legs in Derbyshire.
And Paul wasn't the only one who could have auditioned for Cabaret. Here's Trevor West's idea of a good time:
The superstore was in partnership with Comic Relief and they were running a whole range fundraising activities throughout Friday.
Store assistants ran a tombola, cake sales, a ‘name the bear’ game and a Red Nose Day treasure hunt.
The estimated total of funds raised was £1,800.
- Youngsters at Derbyshire sporting childcare group Socatots have helped raise £200 through a fun day at Ripley Leisure Centre.
- Legs were also being waxed at Ilkeston Town Hall today. Mick Oldfield, 52, the customer service manager at Ilkeston’s Town Hall, was brave enough to have the operation - raising more than £300, or about a penny a hair. He said: "It was my colleague’s idea to do this and first of all I said absolutely no chance, but they said they’d raise at least £100 so how could I not if they were going to do that.
"I've never had my legs waxed before I don’t know how much it’s going to hurt but I try not to think about it.
"I've known it’s been happening for three weeks and it’s too long.”
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- At law firm Bemrose and Ling solicitors, staff there have been rowing (in the boating sense, not the arguing kind) to raise money, taking turns at 15 minute stints. They are hoping to sail towards a £1,000 target.