Comic Relief

Staff at Sefton Hall raise hundreds for Comic Relief

Dawlish care home staff raise hundreds for Comic Relief

Members of staff at a Dawlish nursing home have raised over £400 for Comic Relief following a cycling marathon on an exercise bike.

The team at Sefton Hall took it in turns to clock up an impressive 110 miles in 15- or 30-minute stints on Red Nose Day last month.

The home’s senior administrator, Alison Adair, said: “The event was held in the lounge, so that the residents could...

Plympton Academy raises £950 for Comic Relief

Students and staff from Plympton Academy have raised £950 for Comic Relief when they took part in Red Nose Day.

Students donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day and the cakes, made by students, parents and staff, sold out in record time! The highlight of the day for many students and staff was the highly anticipated result of the ‘gunge a teacher’ vote.

For the past two...

Drayton's Brainspotting Red Hot Nose Day

Heating controls expert Drayton is supporting Comic Relief by fundraising for Red Nose Day 2017 with its quirky ‘Brainspotting’ campaign!

Drayton has taken inspiration from the silver screen and created its very own movie poster – ‘Brainspotting’ - featuring some of the key faces in the Drayton family.

Film buffs will be familiar with the iconic poster, originally created for...

Plymouth McDonald’s supports Red Nose Day

Franchisee Dave Wynne and staff from local McDonald’s restaurant on New George Street in Plymouth helped support Red Nose Day by providing food for local call centre staff whilst they were busy taking donations on the night.

Plymouth University makes a difference to communities in rural Kenya thanks to Comic Relief

When Comic Relief awarded more than half a million pounds to Plymouth University last year, it marked a new beginning for both the institution and the charity.

The first instance of the biennial appeal awarding funding to higher education, it also enabled the University to forge a partnership with an established social enterprise in eastern Africa, taking its mission to transform lives...

Red hot nose day

Employees of local heating controls manufacturer, Drayton, have raised over £300 for Comic Relief, by undertaking ‘Red Hot Nose Day’ fundraising for Red Nose Day 2015.

Staff at the factory created a number of exclusive Drayton Red Nose Day thermostats, complete with funny faces on the front of the control! Both staff and friends of Drayton have been going ‘Red Hot Nose Day’ crazy on...

Plymouth University awarded cash to help transform lives in Africa

Plymouth University has been awarded more than half a million pounds of Comic Relief funding to help transform thousands of lives in rural Africa.

Academics and students from the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre will work in partnership with the Farm Shop Trust, to help the organisation develop a sustainable and commercially viable supply chain for agricultural inputs across its network...

Devon Community Foundation awards £60,000 to groups in Plymouth

Devon Community Foundation has awarded £60,000 of Comic Relief funding to two organisations in Plymouth.

The grants have been awarded to Plymouth Pregnancy Crisis Centre, which will use its £30,000 to fund a baby loss support project working with parents who have suffered the loss of their child and are dealing with often crippling emotions, and Special Olympics Plymouth and District...