Families, schools and businesses celebrate Red Nose Day in Stroud

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

ONE family raised more than £1,000 for Comic Relief by cycling more than 100 miles from Nailsworth to Lymington in Hampshire on Red Nose Day.


Six members from two generations of the Clark/Fairman family left Watledge in Nailsworth at 7am on Friday.


Mike Clarke and his sons Joe, 25, and Ben, 27, plus Russell Fairman and his sons Sam, 25, and Jake 18, cycled for more than 12 hours to the home of their mother and grandmother in Lymington on the south coast.


Mike, 52, said: "The worst part was when we got hit by horizontal sleet going through New Forest in Hampshire. I really wasn't sure if we were going to make it."


Grandmother of 14 Judith Legg greeted her very tired family members as they arrived just after 7pm.


Hundreds of other wacky fundraising event were staged across the district.
At Sainsbury's in Dudbridge, the supermarket chain's CEO Justin King was splatted with a custard pie.


Onesie were worn at Wycliffe College, red cakes and biscuits were sold at Go Bananas, the Cotswold Chine School raised more than £100 by selling cakes and drinks while a stall at the Olive Tree in Nailsworth raised £800 and more than £400 was raised at the Rosary Primary School, Stroud.


 

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