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Thousands put on a red nose to raise money for this great cause

Staff at Brooke House care home in Norwich stepped back in time to the 1970s for a 24-hour “Abba-thon”.   And three men who work for a care home provider raised £120 after having their legs waxed.   Danny Gould, who works in maintenance for Kingsley healthcare, Paul Branigan, the cook at Thorp House care home in Griston, near Watton, and his kitchen assistant Harry Caine were persuaded to take part.   Meanwhile, staff at Adrian Flux Insurance near King’s Lynn raised over £10,000 for Comic Relief by gunging their bosses. Teachers and staff at Old Buckenham High School also raised more than £500.   This year’s Red Nose Day is focusing on five different issues - immunisation, mental health, education, domestic violence and fighting malaria. The charity funds more than 2,000 projects throughout the UK, and has helped 11.7m people across Africa since last year’s event.

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