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Right, who’s up for a laugh?

MARCH 24 2017

RED NOSE DAY

Red Nose Day is back on Friday March 24, and it’s all about making the world a better place, simply by having a great time. From holding potluck drawings to dressing up, the staff and pupils at Park Primary will be putting on red noses and raising life-changing cash for charity. Sponsored by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day launched in 1988, and since then, the comedian-led charity has raised over £1 billion pounds via its biennial charity drive that has helped people living incredibly tough lives, both here at home in the UK and across the world. Comic Relief is a charity that aims to create a just world, free from poverty, where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. ‘We try to do something every year for charity, whether it’s for Comic Relief or Children in Need,’ said P7 teacher Ruth Verner. ‘As much as possible we try to fundraise. We raise money for the school on certain occasions, but other times the children realise that other people are more in need of money than we are.’ To celebrate Red Nose Day, Park Primary will hold an assembly on Friday. ‘The pupils are dressing in red, we will learn the Red Nose Song and we are selling red noses to raise funds for the charity,’ Ms. Verner said. Local businesses also got in the act to support Red Nose Day, and Ms. Verner’s pupils made drawings of the participating companies, which will be displayed at Oban Phoenix Cinema. As in previous years, the 2017 Red Nose Day will be supported by many of Britain’s best known comedians and comedy actors. This year’s plans include a night of TV comedy, live gigs, online sketches and a convoy through Africa.

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