The Solihull Specsavers store has kicked off their Comic Relief fundraising when local funny men Don Maclean and Malcolm Stent visited the store and urged customers to make their faces funny for money.

Don Maclean makes a spectacle of himself!  Malcolm Stent makes his face funny for money

Staff at Solihull Specsavers also saw Paul Peschisolido, ex football player for Birmingham City and husband of Karren Brady, current vice-chairman of West Ham United F.C. and from the Apprentice fame, drop by and don the comedy specs.

Paul Peschisolido drops by the Solihull Specsavers store

The Solihull store will also be kitted out in red on Red Nose Day itself (Friday 13 March) with games and goody bags to give away. Official Red Nose Day comedy glasses will also be available to purchase for £3, with £1 being donated to Comic Relief.

Brad Parkes, store director, said: ‘We have a number of activities planned and we’re looking forward to seeing our customers take part in the fun! We want to encourage everyone, young and old, to join in and buy their Red Nose Day glasses!’

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