Painting the town red with laughter
PUBLISHED: 15:46 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:08 12 August 2010
WORKERS throughout the borough did something funny for money on Friday in aid of Comic Relief. The charity that provides aid at home
WORKERS throughout the borough did 'something funny for money' on Friday in aid of Comic Relief.
The charity that provides aid at home and abroad has so far raised more than £59,000,000.
Supermarket staff reached dizzy heights after scaling the walls for Comic Relief.
Some 20 staff from Sainsbury's, Wilkinson and WH Smith abseiled down a special wall outside Orpington College last Thursday, raising £500. Anna Leadbeater from Sainsbury's, Walnuts said: "I've done lots of charity work like this before, including sky diving. I even broke my foot once. I enjoy being active and it feels great to be doing something daring while helping a worthy cause."
Cross dress to impress
Cross-dressing staff at a sandwich chain filled their face for charity by tucking into a 6ft sub for Comic Relief.
Donning their favourite frocks, Subway staff at the Walnuts Shopping Centre in Orpington raised over £100 as they chomped through a 10,000- calorie sub sandwich last Friday.
Chatty shopkeeper Priya Sampa, 33, gave her husband and her customers a bit of peace and quiet by staying silent for seven hours.
The mother-of-one, who owns Fosdicks newsagent in Penge High Street, raised £250 by zipping it for the whole day.
She said: "It was fun. It was quite hard but it was good to raise money for charity and do a good deed.
"All the customers were coming in saying 'it's nice to see you quiet for once, your husband can speak today' which was funny."
Her husband, Pratak Sampa, 36, said: "It was good
to get a bit of
peace and quiet for once. She talks too much."
Mountain of cash
Energetic workers from Sainsbury's donned their walking kit to hike up Kilimanjaro...well nearly.
Staff from the Bromley store raised £2,300 last Friday after placing a stepping machine in the shop foyer and taking the number of steps it takes to summit the Africa's highest mountain.
Checkout team leader, Rebecca Borowik, said: "It was really good. Customers and staff all got involved.
"We managed to walk all the way up Kilimanjaro and all the way back down."
There was also a guess the weight of the cake competition and male staff dressed as women and vice versa.
A toast to your generosity!
Barstaff pulled pints while dressed up to the nines in red wigs, hot pants and t-shirts.
The workers, from Jazzmins in Elmfield Road, Bromley raised £545 last Friday.
Manager Steve Birch said: "I'd like to thank all the staff for their effort in raising £545 for such a good cause.
"Without all their hard work it wouldn't have been possible. I'd also like to thank our
customers and the customers of the bars in Bromley for their generosity.
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