IN PICTURES: Our readers’ jolly japes for Red Nose Day

Newham was bursting at the seams to do its bit for Red Nose Day on Friday, raising heaps for Comic Relief.

Fun took place all over the borough as the collecting tins were rattled.

Firms, factories, businesses, schools - so many people did their bit.

At London City Airport in Silvertown, British Airways managers Sharyn Roake and Emmanuel Brousse spent much of the day in fancy dress.

The more money they collected, the longer they had to stay in their costumes. Ground staff also got into the spirit with their own outfits.

Staff at Manor Park’s Renault London East dealership in Romford Road raised at least �400 with fun including a competition to grow the largest tomato.

Children at Little Ilford School, Browning Road, Manor Park, raised �782.95 by selling red noses. The school also put on bake sales.

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Headteacher Paul Harris dressed as a dame at Plaistow’s Curwen School, where more than �700 was collected.

And by sellling red noses, wearing funny clothes and putting on a show for fellow pupils during assembly, the youngsters of Upton Cross Primary School also raised �470 for Comic Relief.

Recorder advertising executive Julie Noller got in on the Red Nose act at her wedding to Trevor Wallace in Orsett, Essex, on Friday, with she and her best friends wore red noses.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in East Ham raised �1,250.

A group of pyjama-clad workers also took part in a 9.5-mile walk encompassing ten London bridges on Thursday. The store raised more money with a quiz night.

Staff of Stratford-based housing and regeneration charity, East Thames, which itself received a �75,000 gift from Comic Relief, raised almost �150 when they paid �2 to dress in red for the day.

Suji Madhan, a member of the Clinical Audit Team at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, spent her week baking to raise money. She added �95 to the cause.