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Charity wins - by a nose!

PUBLISHED: 14:34 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 23 August 2010

FAIR COP: PCSOs Linda Down and Tony Quilter.

FAIR COP: PCSOs Linda Down and Tony Quilter.

WORKERS, schoolchildren and police officers were among those who raised thousands of pounds for Comic Relief. North Kent Police donated about £500 by holding a series of fundraising activities at the station in Thames Way, Northfleet, to mark Red Nose Da

WORKERS, schoolchildren and police officers were among those who raised thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.

North Kent Police donated about £500 by holding a series of fundraising activities at the station in Thames Way, Northfleet, to mark Red Nose Day on Friday.

Police Community Support Officers Tony Quilter and Linda Down were locked into the stocks while wet sponges were thrown at them, Chief Superintendent Paul Brandon led a 12-hour gymathon and DC Spencer Albone shaved his hair into a reverse Mohican. The canteen team added to the total by holding a raffle, cake sale and a name-the-bear competition.

Staff at Top Notch Hair Salon, in High Street, Gravesend, raised £174 when they dressed up in pyjamas, held a raffle and stylist Steve Chambers had his legs waxed.

Shoppers in Gravesend town centre had to do a double-take as a gigantic digger sporting a massive red nose was parked in the town, manned by staff from Diggerland, Strood, who collected for the cause.

A school launched into the spirit with children and staff arriving dressed in pyjamas.

Westgate Primary School, in Summerhill Road, Dartford, saw kids and teachers sporting slippers and a teddy in aid of Comic Relief charities.

Seven classes each had their own fundraising ventures and local artist Roger Dixon, a friend of the school, held themed art sessions based on Red Nose Day.

Pupils at Wentworth Primary School pupils, Wentworth Drive, Dartford had a successful day, raising £221 from a cake sale.

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