Lord Mayor gets into the Comic Relief spirit - now it’s your turn to benefit from a little relief with grants of up to £1,000 for Norwich community groups

Lord Mayor having fun with Comic Relief

Lord Mayor having fun with Comic Relief - Credit: Archant

Mayors across the East of England have been making their faces funny to show their support for Red Nose Day 2015.

This year's fundraising extravaganza will see people across the country being asked to make their faces funny for money.

The cash raised by fundraisers sporting comedy glasses or silly wigs will be spent by Comic Relief to transform lives here in the East, the rest of the UK and across Africa.

Throughout the region Mayors have joined in the fun, rocking Red Noses and donning disguises to show their support.

In the East, Lord Mayor of Norwich Judith Lubbock put on her three-cornered black feather hat, she said: 'I think that's the basis for a pirate face.'

She added: 'The money raised through Red Nose Day goes to help good causes. A few years ago, my now daughter-in-law successfully applied for some Comic Relief funding to start a student self-help charity for those with eating disorders. It is now thriving as 'Student Minds'.'

And there are just days left for you to apply for a cash grant for your group or organisation with Community Cash.

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Comic Relief has teamed up with Norwich Evening News to give grants to the most deserving community groups in Norwich.

But you better hurry because applications close on February 23.

Since Red Nose Day 2013, Comic Relief has funded more than 270 projects in the East.

Local fundraisers can find loads of ideas to get involved at rednoseday.com.