People across North Devon will be busy baking, joking, dressing up and fundraising for Red Nose Day today (Friday, March 15).

Hungarian students at Sol language school in Barnstaple have been baking cakes to sell at their Red Nose Day coffee morning. Picture: SolHungarian students at Sol language school in Barnstaple have been baking cakes to sell at their Red Nose Day coffee morning. Picture: Sol

Once again Comic Relief is asking the nation to come together and make a difference to people's lives both in the UK and worldwide.

Schools and businesses as well as charities and community groups will be putting on their noses and organising events to raise money.

In Barnstaple, Hungarian students from Sol language school, intrigued by Red Nose fever, have organised their own event.

Until noon today they will be selling cakes they have made themselves as well as teas and coffees, at St Peter & St Mary Magdalene in the town centre.

Jolene Witchall, aged 11 from Kings Nympton, shaved her head on Red Nose DayJolene Witchall, aged 11 from Kings Nympton, shaved her head on Red Nose Day

The group are from Gödöllő and Fót near Budapest, Hungary. Karen Richardson, host family co-ordinator at Sol, said every group of students that comes here to learn English is also taught about local charity work during their lessons.

Meanwhile, 11-year-old Kings Nympton pupil Jolene Witchall got into the spirit of Red Nose Day by having her head shaved to raise more than £200 for Water Aid - and she is donating her hair to the Wigs For Kids charity.

Proud dad Joseph said: "She is such a strong character and have a massive urge to help people of all kinds in any way she can. She does so much to help everyone and has wanted to do this for a long time, so today was the day."

Karen said: "I think they were really up for it. It's something that's not normal in Eastern Europe and they were keen to get involved."

This year Comic Relief has 11 new nose designs, as well as a way of bringing your nose to life by scanning the QR code and downloading the Red Nose app from the Apple or Play stores.

We want to hear all about your Red Nose Day exploits and see lots of photos. Why not send your pictures to us at newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or post them on our Facebook page .

Keep up to date with all the national Red Nose Day news at www.comicrelief.com .