A mum has been raising money for Red Nose Day by wearing fancy dress costumes on the school run.

Paula Pearson has worn a different outfit every day this month, dressing as a minion, a fairy queen, a pirate, Big Bird and the Cat in the Hat.

She will wear her final fundraising outfit on Red Nose Day itself - Friday, March 17.

Worcester News: Paula dressed as Big Bird for the school runPaula dressed as Big Bird for the school run (Image: Paula Pearson)

Paula is currently on maternity leave with her six-month-old twins and has been wearing the outfits while walking her six-year-old son to school.

She said she’s enjoyed dressing up since she was young. 

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“I have fond memories of the joy and laughter that it brings and brought it with me into adulthood with my own family,” she said.

“We all love dressing up and my boys have been amazingly supportive of this fundraising journey that I have been on. Even my daughters smile watching me get into costume.

“I thought my son would have been embarrassed by it all, but in fact he is really sad that it’s coming to an end.

Worcester News: Paula has worn a different outfit every day this monthPaula has worn a different outfit every day this month (Image: Paula Pearson)

“He has loved the buzz of his school friends all eagerly waiting for me to walk into the playground and see what I look like and to see the reaction from the general public when we are out and about. It's been a laugh and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.” 

Paula, who has beaten her £400 fundraising target by nearly £200, said she did because “life has felt very serious recently and I just thought we could all do with a laugh”. 

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Samir Patel, chief executive of Comic Relief, says: “We are truly humbled by the incredible things our generous supporters do to fundraise for Red Nose Day.

“It’s wonderful to see so many people come together to make a difference and have some fun along the way. 

“We love hearing about what people are up to around the country and congratulate Paula on her daily fancy dress fundraiser. 

“The money raised for Red Nose Day will help people going through the toughest times of their lives, here in the UK and around the world. So, whether you hold a bake sale, get sponsored to do a challenge, buy a Red Nose or T-shirt, or pick up the phone to donate, we are so thankful for everything you do.”

You can donate to Paula's fundraising on her Justgiving page.