WATCH: Rare nose joy for Callum

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

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 17:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 21:30 pm
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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Nose Day fun at Northlea Court Care Home.
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
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.