Hundreds raise thousands for Comic Relief

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ANOTHER year, another set of successes for people across the city who supported Comic Relief by doing something funny for money.

This year fundraisers really stepped up to the mark going the extra mile – and pulling out the extra hair for charity.

In Midsummer Place hairy men – and women – volunteered to be waxed in public.

Around £115 was raised by the team from Fit4less who invited their little green men along to help.

Students at St Mary & St Giles School in Stony Stratford came up with a variety of ways to raise money for Comic Relief, one of which involved the sale of cakes made by Barbara Dale.

Staff at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Kingston enjoyed some Brighton-themed fun to celebrate the completion of their epic 200-mile, static bike challenge.

The team ‘imported’ Brighton rock and a huge bouncy castle to support the 20-strong team who all sported comic sports costumes.

A team of solicitors from Franklins helped the cause by holding a cake baking competition and a Wear Red to Work day. They are still counting money which is pouring in.

Photographers from Venture Photography sponsored each other to wear 80s style clothes. They also took photos of families wearing their red noses and collected donations in exchange for a screensaver of their exclusive red nose day photo.

On Sunday hundreds of people watched as the city’s Roller Derby team – Milton Keynes Concrete Cows – hold a roller disco at Stantonbury Campus sports hall.

At leisure centres across the city a number of challenges took place. In Bletchley volunteers cycled the length and width of Lake Victoria – around 600 kilometres – on spin bikes. At Oakgrove Leisure Centre they cycled a little less, covering the distance of the redways around the city, around 290 kilometres.

And earlier in the month a team of Comic Relief supporters at Sainsbury’s took to the slopes at SNO!zone for an hour to toboggan as many times as they could.

> For a gallery of various events click on the external link to the right of this story.