Tenants paint the centre red

The Burnley Business First Centre was coloured with kindness last fortnight when it hosted fund-raising fun for Red Nose Day.

The employees of Connect Childcare received the ultimate bonus on the Friday when they took sweet revenge on their boss in a charity game of Knock The Nose Off Chris.

Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson throwing a wet sponge a t CEO of Connect Childcare Chris Reid.

Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson throwing a wet sponge a t CEO of Connect Childcare Chris Reid.

Employees were happy to exchange their well-earned pennies for a chance to throw a water-soaked sponge at CEO Chris Reid.

“Everyone was buzzing about it and making jokes,” said Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson. “He was conscious all day about what he said to people in case they threw the sponge harder.

“As much as Chris is fun,” she added, “who doesn’t want to throw a wet sponge at their boss?”

The participants competed to knock off Chris’ plastic red nose in aid of Comic Relief.

Activities Coordinator Amy Longworth, of Prospects Support and Living, at the bake sale.

Activities Coordinator Amy Longworth, of Prospects Support and Living, at the bake sale.

“I think it’s a good challenge,” he said. “While it’s a bit of fun, there is a connection between our company and Comic Relief. We see ourselves as a childcare company working on the technological side to help improve children’s lives.”

Meanwhile, Prospects Support and Living spent six hours in the kitchen whipping up an array of star bakes to sell to the centre’s cake-loving tenants on the Thursday.

The stall, which raised £96.15, included a Malteser prize draw.