Silverdale School students Ricky Shang and Charlotte Patterson try a red nose hongi.
A fun day for a serious cause was taken up by several local schools last week.
Red Nose Day, on September 29, is the biggest fundraiser for Cure Kids – an organisation that funds medical research to improve child health, targeting issues such as child cancers, inherited heart conditions and Autism.
This year they aimed to raise $1 million by selling red noses – as well as taking donations from individuals and groups.
More than 1000 schools, 500 volunteers and 400 businesses got behind the cause and Cure Kids chief executive Frances Benge showed his commitment by bungy jumping off the Sky Tower.
Among the locals getting in on the red nose mufti day action were students, teachers and staff at Orewa Primary and Silverdale Schools.
Donations to Cure Kids can be made all year round. Info: www.curekids.org.nz
Eleven-year-old friends Cailin Sargent, left and Grace Wallace came to Orewa Primary dressed for Red Nose Day.
This Year 1 class at Silverdale School got behind Red Nose Day.