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PHOTOS: Red Nose Day fundraising events across North Devon

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: March 15, 2013

  • Megan and Daniel Walsh

  • Megan and Daniel Walsh

  • Megan and Daniel Walsh

  • Bus driver Ian Stoneham wore a lion onesie to work to raise money for Comic Relief

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People across North Devon are raising money for Comic Relief today and we want to feature as many events in our coverage as possible.

If you are taking part in a fundraising activity or event, or know somebody who is, send us your pictures, videos and fundraising totals.

You can email your photos and info to eglanfield@northdevonjournal.co.uk and we will include it in our coverage below.

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Fancy dress:

Bus driver Ian Stoneham donned a onesie in his bid to raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day.

Mr Stoneham, from Bideford, wore the lion onesie for the whole day on Thursday while driving a Beacon bus between South Molton and Dolton.

He got the idea after the onesie helped him raise £50 just before Christmas for North Devon Community Transport.

“It is a volunteer service, and one my wife uses quite a lot,” said Ian. “We thought we could do something similar this time and sent off for the pack for Comic Relief.

“The event is one of the major ones during the year and I think it is good that more money seems to be coming into this country instead of being sent outside.”

Ian said he decided to wear the onesie on Thursday instead of Friday as it is market day in South Molton.

He added he was hoping to raise £300 but has ended up raising a lot more.

He said: “It has been good and everyone in the local retail outlets have been very supportive.”

Ian was also invited to go up to London to the Red Nose Day show where he had the chance to mingle with some of the celebrities involved.

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Cake sale:

Megan Walsh, 12, and Daniel Walsh, 9, held a Red Nose Day charity cake sale in Appledore last weekend. They set up a stand outside Walters Emporium and sold all their cakes within an hour, raising £113 for Comic Relief. Mum Anna said she was “so proud” of her children and said the money raised was enough to buy 26 mosquito nets. You can see a photo of them with their cake stall in the gallery above.

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Horse rides:

A GROUP of shire horses adorned themselves with red noses and offered rides in return for a charitable donation for Comic Relief this year.

The four horses pulled carriages from Higher Biddacott Farm into North Molton, around the square and back.

Jonathan and Fiona Waterer, owners of the farm, aimed to raise £500 throughout the day.

They started with a carriage ride from North Molton Primary School before heading back to the farm.

Coffee, biscuits, cakes and cream teas were on offer throughout the day.

Have you done something to raise money for Comic Relief? Email your photos to eglanfield@northdevonjournal.co.uk

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