Red Nose Day mayhem comes to the Mearns!

SCHOOLS across the Mearns put in a great effort to do their bit and raise cash for Comic Relief last Friday.

From Portlethen to Johnshaven, Newtonhill to Bervie, the schools were a hive of activity, hosting special assemblies and joke telling sessions, while pupils sold mouth-watering baking and out did themselves with may weird and wonderful costumes - all in the name of charity.

Comic Relief was first founded in 1988 by script writer Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to a terrible famine in Ethiopia. Since its inception 23 years ago, Red Nose Day has grown into a national phenomenon, with this year’s event raising over £74 million pounds in aid of poor and vulnerable people in the UK and Africa - the highest total ever raised.

And people across the Mearns certainly supported the day wholeheartedly, as Red Noses were donned with pride and lots of fun and laughter seen and heard everywhere.

Leader reporter Jenny Rush was out and about all day to capture on camera what was happening.