Leg waxes, mushy pea baths and bake-offs were just a few of the fundraising feats undertaken by local supporters for the 25th Red Nose Day.
Brave nursery worker Dan Hicken took on the hair-raising challenge of a leg wax to help raise cash for the cause.
The 20-year-old employee at Treetops Nursery in Meanwood said: “It wasn’t as painful as I thought and the kids couldn’t stop laughing at me.
“I am most likely going to get stick from my mates for doing this but I couldn’t say no – it’s for charity!”
Thousands of other Comic Relief supporters across the city were also doing something funny for money throughout yesterday.
Pupils and teachers from Fulneck School in Pudsey cheered as former Home and Away star Jack Rickard climbed into a bath of mushy peas to raise cash for the cause.
Jack, who is on his gap year from university in Australia, is currently working as a teaching assistant at the school.
The actor, who will spend the next nine months at the 260-year-old school, said: “This is my first taste of Comic Relief and I’m really looking forward to being a part of the fund-raising activities.”
Youngsters also took part in a non-uniform day and battled it out in various games against teachers.
The school’s charity co-ordinator Hayley Martinez-Arboleda said: “There are plenty of activities taking place at Fulneck but Jack’s mushy pea bath is a highlight!
“We are very grateful to him for agreeing to be the fall guy for this stunt and I’m sure it will raise a lot of money and at the same time raise a laugh or two.”
Meanwhile, staff at Leeds creative marketing company Turn Key sported red and green outfits and hats and hosted a cake sale to boost the Comic Relief total.
Local funnyman Keith Lemon, also known as Leigh Francis, is also getting involved by setting up a prize draw, with top prizes including a walk-on part in his show Lemon La Vida Loca and audience tickets for the Celebrity Juice show.
For more, visit www.prizeo.com/keith.