RED Nose fever will be sweeping through Huntingdonshire schools and businesses today (Friday, March 13) as people young and old do something funny for money. Mothers from the St Neots and District National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Bumps and Babes group hel

Hinchingbrooke Hospital's Samba Extravaganza! To watch our video, hover over the image above and click the play button. Adobe Flash Player required.

RED Nose fever will be sweeping through Huntingdonshire schools and businesses today (Friday, March 13) as people young and old do something funny for money.

Mothers from the St Neots and District National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Bumps and Babes group held their fundraising event a day early by dressing in red yesterday (Thursday).

The morning of fun included a competition for the most imaginative interpretation of dressing a baby in something odd. Costumes included a baby dressed in a swimsuit and a girl in boy's clothes. They also held a bring-and-buy cake sale.

Nicola Bonell, organiser, said "As new mums we all have a heightened awareness of the needs of others, and this seemed a great way for us to raise some money and have some fun at the same time."

Red Nose Day

More than 20 mums helped raise £80 for Comic Relief by attending the event at the Eaton's Children's Centre in Eaton Socon.

Red Nose activities taking place today (Friday) include children at Wheatfields Nursery in St Ives spending the day dressed in their pyjamas.

In St Neots pupils at Longsands College will be taking part in a sponsored fancy dress walk and youngsters at Priory Park Playgroup will be wearing spotty or stripey trousers.

Children at Ramsey Spinning Infants School will be designing their own spotty t-shirts and youngsters at Whitehall School in Somersham will be placing pennies on a red nose and icing biscuits

At St Ivo School a student will be replacing the deputy headteacher for the day and at St Peters School in Huntingdon children will be apple bobbing and dressing up.

Staff at Spec Savers in Huntingdon will be taking part in a sponsored bike-a-thon.

This evening (Friday) customers at the Robin Hood pub, St Ives will be holding an evening of Red Nose fun with sponsored waxing, head shaving and a live DJ.

Money raised will go to help communities in the UK and Africa.

INFORMATION: E-mail your Red Nose fundraising totals and pictures to Natalie.bowyer@archant.co.uk Be sure to keep checking The Hunts Post website for more Red Nose Day pictures.