Reddening up for Red Nose Day

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The Oamaru Licensing Trust and Brydone Hotel will be getting in behind Red Nose Day this year.

Staff at both workplaces will dress up or don the traditional red nose to mark the event.

Oamaru Licensing Trust marketing manager Jessie Waite said taking part in Red Nose Day was to support a good cause.

“It’s our way of doing something for all of the brave Kiwi kids who are faced with numerous treatments, surgeries, medication and time in hospital,” she said.

Miss Waite said the licensing trust and the Brydone Hotel had not done anything like this before but were looking forward to it.

“We haven’t held events like this in the past and it would be great for the community to support the cause by visiting The Brydone Hotel on Friday.”

Red Nose Day has created a large amount of discussion around the workplaces.

“On Friday, staff are encouraged to dress in red for a donation. All proceeds from the sale of the red velvet cake will go to Cure Kids and a $1 from every main meal will also go to Cure Kids – the public are more than welcome to make a donation to the cause as well,” she said.

“Many of the staff here have their own families, so this fundraiser means a lot to them and people have been talking about what red clothes they are going to wear for weeks.”

Meanwhile, Mico Plumbing and BNZ are selling red noses for those keen to take part in the event.

Mic Plumbing manager Patrick Rivett said there had been a good response with sales so far.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

FUNDRAISER: Jessie Waite and Charlotte Harris show off their red noses ahead of Red Nose Day tomorrow. The Oamaru Licensing Trust and the Brydone Hotel will be taking part in Red Nose Day, with the Brydone selling red velvet cake.