Meadowgate School in Wisbech raises money for Comic Relief Red Nose Day

Jackie McPherson, headteacher of Meadowgate School in Wisbech, on Red Nose Day

Jackie McPherson, headteacher of Meadowgate School in Wisbech, on Red Nose Day - Credit: Archant

Meadowgate School in Wisbech raised £287.50 for Comic Relief through the sale of red noses.

They also held an afternoon of fun filled events including karaoke, face painting, and Splat the Staff.

Staff member Emma Bird said: “Thank you to all that supported us.”

So far Comic Relief has raise more than £71m.

A stellar cast of comedians, musicians and other celebrities took part in the charity’s 16th Red Nose Day.

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Highlights included a 10-minute sequel to the 2003 film Love Actually.

Take That hit the road with James Corden for a special edition of Carpool Karaoke, while Sheeran made a guest appearance in BBC Three comedy People Just Do Nothing.

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The chart-topping star also visited Liberia to find out about the charity’s work.

The telethon also saw appearances from the cast of sketch show Smack The Pony, who reunited for the first time since 2003.

There were special previews of Mrs Brown’s new chat show and the second series of Peter Kay’s sitcom Car Share.

Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton, Russell Brand, Emeli Sande, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders also put in appearances in an attempt to persuade BBC viewers to part with their cash.

Rowan Atkinson was among those returning to their Love Actually roles

Sir Lenny said: “The money you give tonight will make things better for people with tough lives here at home and abroad and your generosity year after year proves how much more there is that unites us than divides us.

“Every donation is a good deed.”


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