FUNDRAISERS across Halstead did something funny for money for Comic Relief.

Communities took part in a range of fundraising efforts for the national charity event, which was held last Friday.

Staff at Halstead Leisure Centre were among the groups who got involved by spending the day in their pyjamas.

They also took it in turns to ride one of the spin bikes in a bid to keep the bike going all day.

After ten-and-a-half hours of spinning, covering a distance of more than 222km, the team raised a healthy £163.

Pupils at some schools swapped their uniforms for red shirts and funny noses to get involved in raising money.

Schools and nurseries across Halstead were keen to teach pupils about Red Nose Day and how the money raised supports people in poverty.

Instead of their usual uniforms, children were invited to dress in red and create mad hairstyles for Comic relief.

De Vere Primary School in Castle Hedingham took part in a crazy hair day.

Destiny Skingle, aged nine, and Hollie Clarke, six, transformed their hair into baskets complete with chicks and eggs and a glittery rainbow look that would make mermaids envious.

Across the school pupils raised £158 for Comic Relief.

Headteacher Shelley Jones said: “It was wonderful to see how many children showed their creative side with many weird and wonderful hair-dos.

“The fact that so many were able to donate to Red Nose Day shows just how aware our children the problems faced by many families across the country.”

Kady Edney, aged ten, who goes to Holy Trinity Primary School, in Halstead, spent the day dressed as her headteacher Miss Todd.

Kady’s mum Elisa Edney said she raised £45 by the end of the fundraising.

Ellie-Mae Saunders, aged ten, who also goes to Holy Trinity spent the day sporting her best pyjamas.