Somerset schools raise over £200 for Red Nose Day

Children at two rural primary schools in Somerset have been busy raising funds for those in need.

Last week, for the annual Red Nose Day celebrations, children at Shoscombe Church School and St Julian’s School, Wellow were invited to wear red to school.

The mufti day, which also included fun activities like decorating biscuits, saw an impressive £213 raised for the charity

Headteacher of both schools, Ruth Noall, said:

“Thank you to everyone who helped us to mark Red Nose Day.

For over 30 years, the annual event has helped raised millions to support people in need, be it those who are hungry, homeless, the victims of domestic violence or those experiencing mental health difficulties.

Children at both schools were allowed to dress up in bright red throughout the day and had a go a decorating tasty, delicious biscuits.”

Red Nose Day, founded in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia, has raised over £1.5 billion since its inception. Every March the fundraising extravaganza allows schools, communities and businesses to come together and do something ‘funny for money’ to support those in need.