A lucky Leeds family bagged more than they bargained in their local Sainsbury’s shop when they discovered a rare Comic Relief Golden Nose.
Mark Appleyard and daughter Ella, five, were shopping at the supermarket chain’s Colton store when they found the golden nose - one of only 12 hidden in surprise bags across the country.
The pair will now be special guests of honour at a performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor in London’s West End, with a backstage VIP tour, an overnight stay and a golden goodie bag rammed with gifts.
Mark said: “Our daughter loved this year’s red nose characters and wanted to collect all nine noses.
“We went to Sainsbury’s Colton branch to buy another for her collection and to our surprise it was one of the prize winning Golden Noses. We couldn’t believe it at first and when we discovered our prize it really made our day.”
The family weren’t the only people going Comic Relief crazy yesterday as the ‘biggest ever red nose’ was unveiled in Wakefield at YESSS Electrical.
Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews was on hand to help reveal the 100m sq super schnoz which the Normanton company hopes will encourage everyone to get fundraising. Manager Andy Singleton said: “We wanted to support Comic Relief in a big way, so we’ve created the UK’s largest ever Red Nose. We hope it encourages both our staff and the general public to crack a smile and do their bit to help fundraise for Comic Relief.”
Leeds’ own Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson has also been out and about encouraging the nation to get busy raising cash for the cause, which helps poor and vulnerable people in the UK and across Africa.
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