KIMBOLTON'S Beacon Financial helped the village collect over \u00A32400 for Children in Need. Several companies joined forces to raise \u00A32,439.53, which was collected by Beacon Financial in aid of the annual charity effort which helps underprivileged children in the UK. Beacon played host to Pudsey bear and gave him a guided tour to visit fundraising activities throughout the village. The financial advisers added \u00A3323.72 to the \u00A350 from Buttercups coffee shop, \u00A350 from Watsons Electrical shop, \u00A312.64 from Brambles gifts, \u00A315 from Kimbolton dentists, \u00A335 from Landins delicatessen and \u00A3298.17 from Peter Lane Estate Agents. The total was boosted by \u00A31,655 raised by pupils at Kimbolton School, who held a non-uniform day and a Pudsey pamper parlour.