SILLY walks, funny fancy dress and even the odd custard pie raised lots of laughs and even more cash for Comic Relief.
The Merrie City did not disappoint when it came to supporting the Red Nose Day appeal on Friday.
Alverthorpe couple Adrian and Hilary Cotterill got heads turning as they re-enacted the Ministry of Silly Walks, made famous by Monthy Python’s John Cleese.
The lanky comedian was a hit in the 1970s with his sketch of a bowler hat clad civil servant walking strangely and Mr Cotterill’s tall physique lent himself perfectly for the job.
Nationwide customer sales consultant Mr Cotterill, 55, said: “The children loved the idea and people of all ages remember the funny sketches. I am a big fan of Monty Python and wanted to do my bit.”
The pair raised nearly £400 from collections, including at Pinderfields Hospital, where Mrs Cotterill works.
The Express recorded the pair’s comic antics, which included a unexpected and highly hilarious twist, which you can watch on our website.
We are also sending the clip to television’s You’ve Been Framed and will donate the £250 to Comic Relief if it’s shown.
Youngsters also entered in to the spirit of the day.
Nine-year-old Nathan Pithers surprised his classmates and teachers at Netherton J&I School by swapping his trousers for a dress, raising £150.
The school council at Hendal Primary School organised a talent show, which culminated in headteacher Christine Platts being splattered with a custard pie and premises manager Eddy Roche getting his legs waxed, raising £630.
Pupils and staff at South Parade Primary School, Ossett, dressed as pirates with fake moustaches and Comic Relief eye patches.
Male teachers painted their real moustaches red before having them shaved off.
l Log on to www.wakefield express.co.uk to see the hilarious footage of Mr and Mrs Cotterill in action.