Red noses and clothes were donned and money was raised in the area’s schools, clubs and playgroups on Friday as south Lincolnshire did its bit for Red Nose Day.
Clubbers swapped their neon attire for red in aid of Comic Relief in Holbeach and raised £147 for the cause.
Fitness instructor Nicky Healey, who runs a Clubbercise class in Holbeach and two in Bourne, asked members to dress in red and turn their glow sticks the same colour in return for donations at Holbeach Hub. Clubbers also enjoyed a Comic Relief fun track and a raffle.
Pinchbeck Penguins playgroup youngsters dressed up in red, drew red nose pictures and sold red nose cakes for charity. Although there were several absences on the day they still managed to raise £36.
Members of Spalding and District U3A entertained shoppers in Spalding Market Place with around 15 members of the Fun Disco Dance Group and the Rocking Chairs Band singing and dancing for a couple of hours.
Some £300 was raised and the group thanked Nigel at the Red Lion who provided power for the speakers and somewhere to change.
It was a double celebration at Holbeach Primary Academy, where youngsters wore red clothes and noses and also invited their mum’s in for an early Mother’s Day tea.
At Spalding Academy there was lots going on, with cake sales and games including balloon popping, timed hoop-la, keepy-uppies and ball in a bucket.
And at the Peele Community College in Long Sutton there was a staff and pupils netball game, a penalty shoot-out, snack sales and a very popular game where pupils could pay to throw wet sponges at their teachers.
•Two pages of pictures in this Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.