PICTURES: Spirit of generosity drives Red Nose Day across the Diss Express area

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The spirit of generosity was alive and well across the area last Friday, as people found creative ways to raise money for Red Nose Day.

Dozens of fundraising events were held across schools and businesses as part of the annual drive to support the poorest and most vulnerable people, not only within the UK, but around the world.

Among those celebrating were students at Old Buckenham High School, who have so far raised more than £500, via fundraisers like cake sales, guess the name of the teddy bear, soak the teacher and sponsored silences.

Palgrave Primary School pitched in over £100 through a talent show, in which pupils took part in acts including singing, dancing, gymnastics, comedy, hula hooping, ventriloquism and magic.

Teacher Will Munday said: “The talent show impressed the audience with the wide range of talents on display and, most importantly, raised money for a very good cause.”

And it was not just schools involved. Staff at Animed Direct – a Diss-based animal pharmacy and accessories retailer – dressed up in red and held a bakeathon in their head office, inspired by the Great British Bake Off, which raised £180.