Pregnant belly painting delivered Comic Relief fun at The Forum
Pregnant ladies having their bumps painted with red nose characters as part of a Red Nose Day fundraising event at the Forum. Rachael Wilde whose due date was today. Picture: James Bass
Pregnant women are often described as glowing.
And the beautiful bumps of one group of women were glowing more than most yesterday.
In fact they were glowing a vibrant shade of red.
Pregnant women from across Norwich paraded their bumps with pride to encourage people across the East to make their face funny for money this Red Nose Day.
Expectant mums from antenatal groups across Norwich, including the Orange Grove Clinic, YogaBumps and BabyFit, sat back and relaxed while their bumps were transformed into one of this year’s nine Red Nose characters.
As Snout Dracula, Astrosnort and Karate Konk began to take shape, the Norwich Forum was full of fundraising fun, with taster massage, reiki and yoga sessions, all for a donation towards Comic Relief.
Painters, fundraisers and pregnant ladies then stuck out their tongues, raised their eyebrows and donned some props, all pulling their best funny face to show how easy it is to take part in this year’s campaign and raise some all-important cash.
Norfolk face painter Mandy Moo said: “I’ve never painted at anything quite as funny as this event. We’ve had a lot of giggles in this bumpathon session – the Red Nose characters and the swish of the paintbrushes have had lots of the ladies in stitches. But that is what Red Nose Day is all about – making people laugh whilst raising money for great causes.”
Cat Finlayson of Body Painting By Cat was also on hand to paint the marvellous creations on the bumps.
Jackie Heffer-Cooke from the Orange Grove Clinic said: “I was intrigued when I was asked if my pregnant clients would like to have their bumps painted for charity! I really wanted to help put this event on and make a big fundraising song and dance for Comic Relief.”
People across the East can get involved by getting sponsored to make their own faces funny for money, or by texting FUNNY to 70011 to donate £1 and upload a silly selfie for a chance to be featured in this year’s campaign.
To really look the part, fundraisers can pick up the official Red Nose Day t-shirt from TK Maxx, and of course Red Noses from Sainsbury’s.
Fundraising kits, giving pages and all the latest Red Nose Day stories are available from rednoseday.com.
Are you doing something to raise awareness for Red Nose Day? email firstname.lastname@example.org