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Islanders in Jersey celebrate Red Nose Day

People in Jersey are joining those around the UK in doing something funny for money for Red Nose Day.

BBC Radio Jersey's Afternoon show presenter Chris Stone will try his hand at stand-up comedy.

He is broadcasting live from cafe JAC at the Arts Centre from 1315GMT and will perform a five minute comedy routine just before 1600GMT.

You can show your support for Chris by donating online.

Here are some of the fundraising events taking place in Jersey:

  • Les Quennevais School are promising a "Red Nose Day to remember" with fancy dress, gunging, waxing, talent Shows and lots of fundraising
  • The BUGS (Bridge Users Group) are doing a Red Nose Red Fruit raffle at the Bridge.
  • Two people at L'Hermitage care home are having bath of jelly
  • The General Hospital are having a cake sale
  • Children at Duck Pond Nursery in Grouville have baked Red Nose Puffs which will be sold at 1200-1245GMT to parents in aid of Comic Relief
  • Janvrin school are having a "Janvrin's Got Talent" talent show final plus a song for Comic Relief
  • Bryan Erasmus and David Struwig have had their heads shaved for Comic Relief
  • A man who works at Hartigan who has shoulder length hair and has agreed to have it cut down to a number 2 for Red Nose Day. The company has raised £340 so far
  • Victoria College Preparatory school are doing a singathon
  • At 1530GMT Waterstones are inviting all of Jersey's school children to an event involving comic readings and the giving of goodie bags
  • A charity five-a-side football tournament takes place at Springfield Stadium on Saturday 19 March from 1000GMT
  • Spoor and Fisher Jersey are running a firm wide event to raise money for Red Nose Day. Tying it into their African heritage, they will walk the width of Kenya which is 637 miles in total. 50 staff and their friends and family will be walking between La Fregate and St Aubin on Saturday 19 March from 1030GMT - some may even do it in fancy dress.

The aim of Red Nose Day 2011 to do something funny for money.

People are encouraged to have a laugh, raise lots of money and transform lives across Africa and the UK.

Across the UK your cash can help to provide comfort for isolated older people and help to give young carers their childhoods back.

In Africa, your money helps to restore people's sight, to protect families from deadly malaria, to give an education to children whose lives have been torn apart by war, and so much more.

If you are hosting a local fund-raising event and would like to tell us about it - let us know by emailing jersey@bbc.co.uk

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