Laughter and cash for Comic Relief day

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Schools, charities and businesses across Sheffield will today be doing something funny for money as part of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.

Star photographers will be at dozens of events today and over the weekend as the city embraces the fundraising spirit.

Among the schools taking part in the fun are Nether Edge Primary School, who are holding a food sale after spending a week setting up mini-businesses in the style of BBC’s The Apprentice, with Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield expected to attend.

Intake Primary School will be holding a bake off, Meersbrook Bank School will host a cookery contest, and staff at Longley Primary School will be forced to eat bugs as part of an “I’m a teacher get me out of here!” event to finish their Red Nose Day fundraising.

Away from food, Halfway Junior School will wear fancy dress, Oughtibridge Primary School are dressing down, Manor Lodge Primary School will be having a ‘big hair day’, and Hillsborough Primary School are putting on a 1980s disco.

Several brave souls will be taking on difficult and emotional challenges to inspire donations.

Charlie Mast will be cycling at Sainsbury’s in Dronfield for eight hours before heading off to Hill top sports and social club, Dronfield for a children’s disco and party –which will include having his chest waxed.

Pampered Chikks Salon in Chapeltown will be attempting to do as many free haircuts for customers who make a donation to Comic Relief, and on Saturday 18-year-old Leigh Jarvis will be having her hair shaved off at Salvini Hair on Brook House Hill.

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