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There was a special silver surprise for Callum Sanderson, of Ashington, in the run-up to Red Nose Day.

The eight-year-old Central Primary School pupil bought the rare Frankinose – a one-in-900 chance – at the school. It was one nose per pupil and they came in boxes, so he did not know his was a Frankinose until he opened the box.

Callum Sanderson, 8, with his special  Frankinose and Central Primary School PE teacher John-James Smith and Class teacher Katherine Broady.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Callum Sanderson, 8, with his special Frankinose and Central Primary School PE teacher John-James Smith and Class teacher Katherine Broady. Picture by Jane Coltman

Last Friday, pupils came to the school dressed in red and in order to be allowed to do so, they made a donation to the Comic Relief charity.

Staff spoke to the children about what Red Nose Day stands for and the importance of fund-raising during assembly.

In addition, a spin-a-thon at Ashington Leisure Centre took place for parents on the Tuesday and staff after school on the Friday to add to the school’s total.

Both were held in a theatre-style room that provides scenery on a big screen for those cycling on state-of-the-art exercise bikes. The school would like to thank Ashington Leisure Centre for letting the groups use the facility.

A special spin-a-thon at Ashington Leisure Centre took place for parents on the Tuesday and staff after school on the Friday to add to Central Primary School's total for Comic Relief.

A special spin-a-thon at Ashington Leisure Centre took place for parents on the Tuesday and staff after school on the Friday to add to Central Primary School's total for Comic Relief.

Also on Friday, some of the residents and staff at Chester Court Care Home in Bedlington entertained shoppers in the town’s Morrisons branch by singing various songs to celebrate Red Nose Day.

They encouraged some of the staff at the supermarket to join in with the singing.

As well as enjoying some fun Red Nose Day activities, staff and residents at Northlea Court Care Home in Cramlington joined forces with their local Sainsbury’s to sell mugs, noses, wrist bands and deely boppers to raise money for Comic Relief.

For more information about what the charity does in the UK, Africa and other countries, visit www.comicrelief.com

Some of the residents and staff at Chester Court Care Home sang a few songs to celebrate Red Nose Day in the Bedlington branch of Morrisons.

Some of the residents and staff at Chester Court Care Home sang a few songs to celebrate Red Nose Day in the Bedlington branch of Morrisons.

Red Nose Day fun at Northlea Court Care Home.

Red Nose Day fun at Northlea Court Care Home.