SLIDESHOW: South Yorkshire goes wild for Red Nose Day

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Staff at a South Yorkshire attraction are preparing for a sleepless night among free-flying birds, bats and butterflies.

The workers at the Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre in North Anston are going to have a sleepover near enclosures full of snakes, glow-in-the-dark frogs and creepy crawlies – in aid of Comic Relief.

Louise Larcombe, marketing manager at the Woodsetts Road attraction, said: “The staff are really looking forward to their sleepover, though they’re not sure how much sleep they will get.

“It’s great to raise money for such a good cause.

“Comic Relief makes a positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people in countries all over the world, in particular Africa.”

Red Nose Day 2015 is being celebrated all over South Yorkshire today and over the weekend, including by staff at Specsavers opticians in Hillsborough, Sheffield, who are donning novelty glasses and red noses for the cause.

Tropical Butterfly House red nose sleepover, Abigail Carter and Ben Coulson

Tropical Butterfly House red nose sleepover, Abigail Carter and Ben Coulson

Tomorrow, workers at the Tropical Butterfly House will continue their fundraising by dressing up in animal onesies and living like animals for a day – including getting in the enclosures with the animals and trying their food.

Comic Relief – Face the Funny is being aired at 7pm on BBC One tonight.

As part of the fundraising efforts, Rotherham comedy treasures the Chuckle Brothers are joining forces with some of the nation’s other most-loved celebrities for a special sketch called ‘National Treasure 2015’.

The sketch has been written by Little Britain star David Walliams with comedy writers Dawson Bros especially for Comic Relief.

See tomorrow’s Star for a Comic Relief round-up