Falkirk frolics for Comic Relief

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The stars will be out in full force tomorrow (Friday) for Red Nose Day, but it’s local people who are the real deal on the day.

The events organised up and down the UK for the world’s most needy are the ones that raise the vital cash to help the projects and the people of Falkirk are embracing the spirit with gusto once again this year.

None more so than a group of pupils from Comely Park and St Andrew’s primary schools who have organised events to collect in hundreds of pounds for good causes.

Big-hearted youngsters Cameron Blaikie and Adam Park, (both 11) cycled from the Falkirk Wheel to Edinburgh raising more than £340 for their arduous effort.

Adam’s sister Orla and her friend Anna Marr (both 9) held a Comic Relief quiz night at their Falkirk home using a download from the official Red Nose Day website.

They had eight question rounds for family and friends charging everyone £5 a head to raise tidy little sum to add to the Comic Relief total which will be tens of millions.

The Falkirk Herald’s Facebook page has also been inundated with events happening all over the district by local people eager to do their bit for the biggest charity event of the year. The entertainment starts at 7 p.m. on BBC1 tomorrow when the celebs get their annual dose of humiliation live on TV.

We hope to include as many local events as possible in next week’s edition so if you’d like yours to feature please send details to editorial@falkirkherald.co.uk