GALLERY: Huntingdonshire’s heroic efforts for Children in Need 2014
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Youngsters from all over Huntingdonshire donned fancy dress, sold cakes and bounced on trampolines to raise money for this year’s Children in Need Appeal.
At Godmanchester Community Primary School, pupils donated cash to take part in a non-uniform day, wearing their house colours of red, green, yellow or blue. They also manned a cake stall, which saw them raise £697.33.
School secretary Lindsay Wilson said: “It was a really good effort by all those who took part and everyone had a lovely time.”
In Warboys, friends Lily Gibbs, nine, and Charlotte Guyll-Simpson, 11, held a bake sale and raised £229.
Lily said: “I was really looking forward to our bake sale and I wanted to raise £50.00, I am really happy that we have raised so much more, it’s amazing that we raised £229. I’m so happy! I would like to thank everyone who have helped me in the planning, and baking, everyone who kindly donated.”
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Pupils at Holywell Primary School dressed as heroes and sold biscuits to staff. Teacher Claire Macdonald said pupils dressed as traditional superhero characters and also emergency workers as they were asked to remember people who helped them.
Youngsters at Ramsey Community Junior School made a £1 donation to dress as superheroes or wear onesies and pyjamas to school.
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Friday’s Children in Need event coincided with the school’s Shoebox Appeal and in the afternoon the children delivered 100 filled shoeboxes to Ramsey Methodist Church.
At Offord Primary School, pupils swapped their uniforms for onesies and pyjamas, raising £101.20. It was a similar story at Abbots Ripton CofE School where everyone paid £1 to come to school in their pyjamas and raised £155.
St Peter’s School in Huntingdon held a sponsored 24-hour trampoline bounce and pupils hope to improve on the £1,800 they raised last year. Pupils from all year groups were allocated time slots and started bouncing at 3.05pm on Thursday and continued overnight until 3.05pm on Friday.
At The Round House Primary Academy at Loves Farm, St Neots, 45 pupils entered a colouring competition, and with the money from the sale of Children in Need wrist bands, they raised £351.22.
The colouring competition, which was a picture of Pudsey, was organised by the 12-member School Council, who came up with the idea and judged the entries. The winners of the competition were: Harrison Webb (Key Stage 1) and Abi Pammenter-Fry (Key Stage 2).
In keeping with this year’s Children in Need superheroes theme, children at the Crosshall Infant Academy Trust, made a donation to dress up.
Pupils from Longsands Academy baked and sold cakes on Friday.
Dave Poile, who organises the annual Little Gransden Air and Car Show, handed over a record £63,743.69 in front of BBC cameras in Norwich on Friday evening. He said the appearance of two Lancasters led to record ticket sales and the bumper donation.
Nationally, the Children in Need Appeal, now in its 34th year, had raised a record-breaking £32.6 million by the time the phone lines closed at 2am on Saturday and was watched by 10 million viewers. The total is likely to increase considerably once all the fundraising money has been collected.