COMIC Relief 2005's motto was Big Hair and Beyond - and some people in Wrexham certainly went beyond the call of duty in the name of charity.
The massive fundraiser is expected to smash all previous records.
At the Moneypenny call centre on Wrexham Technology Park they held a barbecue on the balcony. Ed Reeves and Rachel Clacher did the cooking and staff brought in their own home-made desserts. Everyone also dressed in red. In total they raised £150, which will go towards helping people struggling with poverty, abuse and hardship in the UK and Africa.
At The Salon in Marchwiel, boss Jason Lewis was dressed in red T-shirt, shorts and wellies as well as having his hair and eyebrows dyed red. The rest of the staff also joined in the red theme, although not in such an extreme way, and coffee and cakes, usually provided free for customers, were sold to them instead.
At Sainsbury's, one of Comic Relief's corporate sponsors, there was a big stall selling raffle tickets with prizes, including a Simpson's bike, bouquet of flowers and a large red heart-shaped seat which raised £2082.87.
Also at the store was Fitness First, offering free day passes for the gym and holding a 10-hour cycle, raising £430.68 for Red Nose Day.
NEWI staff and students raised more than £350 for Comic Relief. A variety show saw performances by staff and student bands, comedy sketches, juggling, dancing and a charity auction. Donations are still flooding in after the Institute produced a DVD of the event.