Schools, businesses and other groups and individuals across the Melton borough took part in a range of fun-packed fundraising events and activities in support of Comic Relief.
MV16 held a Bruce Forsyth-style Generation Game on Friday where staff and students competed against each other. They also baked and sold their own cakes. Overall the sixth form raised £531.
Sherard Primary School held a wackiest outfit and joke competition. Pupils also watched a video in their school assembly reminding them where their money was going. The school raised £187.
Sainsbury’s raised over £500 for Comic Relief by holding a range of fun activities. On Friday store colleagues made their faces funny for money and ran a tombola. Customers were also given the chance to recreate the perfect pork pie against the clock, in collaboration with Dickinson and Morris on Saturday.
The Nottingham Building Society staff took part in a Comic Relief spin bike challenge and sold cakes in the Market Place on Friday. Pedalling 240 kilometres in six hours, staff raised £230 and mascot Friar Tuck was on hand to give them moral support.
The Melton Building Society held a raffle and dress down day on Friday, which raised £102, and WeightWatchers from the Thursday class at the Conservative Club in Melton raised over £25 this week.
Despite an unexpected burst water pipe in Melton, which forced the school to close on Friday, St Mary’s Primary School was determined not to let it ruin their fun and the children went to school on Monday with wacky faces which raised £168. They all sold cakes which contributed to the overall total.