More than 200 jokes and cartoons to be displayed on Alnwick street for Red Nose Day

Those crazy people who strung 250 metres of ‘pants-themed’ bunting across their street for Red Nose Day 2015 are at it again.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:37 pm
The residents of Percy Terrace in Alnwick are planning some fun for Red Nose Day.

Residents of Percy Terrace in Alnwick have gathered more than 200 jokes and cartoons to be displayed with bunting the length of the street from March 15-19 for the 2021 event.

Philip Angier, coordinator of the Percy Pants’ Virtual Stand Up Comedy Tour, said: “We heard Sir Lenny Henry speaking about putting a poster in your window with a favourite joke, and we thought that’s a great idea – but why not more jokes and why not hang them from our garden railings so that more people can see them!

“We’re turning Percy Terrace into Laughter Lane for the week. Quite a lot of people pass up and down our street to go to the shops or when taking their daily exercise.

"Our Virtual Stand Up Comedy Tour means that they can pause for a moment to chuckle at the hilarious one-liners we will be posting the length of the street – and then share their smile by making a donation to Red Nose Day.”

Those wishing to show their support can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/philip-angier

There will also be a version of the joke collection available on-line in exchange for a donation.

“In 2015 we raised over £3,500 but hosting a ‘virtual’ fundraiser is more of a challenge,” said Philip. “We hope first and foremost that people will get the joke(s)! Whatever we manage to fundraise will be a bonus.

Some of the residents involved in the Percy Pants 2015. Back row, from left: Peter Lindley, Steph Lindley, Elizabeth Angier, Tim Shepherd, Mel Whewell and Pam Gormally. Front row, from left: Percy Lion and Freya Wakeleigh.

"Comic Relief supports many seriously good projects – and this year especially both at home and abroad those charities deserve our fullest support.”

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Philip Angier, coordinator of the Red Nose Day event.
Percy Terrace in Alnwick.