Firefighters raised almost £1,000 for Red Nose Day with a fancy dress fitness challenge.

Red Watch from Rewley Road Fire Station in Oxford did laps of the Westgate Centre with Drago the dragon, raising £950.98 for Comic Relief.

They posted on Facebook: "We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and cheered on Drago and a big thank you to the Westgate Oxford for supporting us!

"He’ll now go home and put his feet up whilst enjoying Comic Relief TV."

Oxford Mail: Drago tries an equipment carry


More than £37million was raised for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day yesterday, exceeding last year's total.

Sir Lenny Henry, 65, who co-founded the charity with scriptwriter Richard Curtis, was co-hosting the annual BBC1 programme for the final time on Friday night.

It featured a star-studded spoof The Traitors: The Movie, replaying the series two final with runner-up Mollie Pierce playing herself and Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey, who grew up in Wallingford, playing devious winner Harry Clark.