Spots before their eyes: children raise money for Children in Need

Headteacher Steve Down with pupils at Bushmead School

Headteacher Steve Down with pupils at Bushmead School - Credit: Archant

School children from across the district raised money for Children in Need on Friday

Pupils at Crosshall Junior School wore brightly coloured socks for Children in Need

Pupils at Crosshall Junior School wore brightly coloured socks for Children in Need - Credit: Archant

School children from across the district raised money for Children in Need today (Friday).

Pupils at Bushmead Primary School wore spotty clothing to school in exchange for a donation. At Eynesbury CofE Primary School, children came to school in pyjamas to raise money for the charity.

Pudsey Bear visited Crosshall Infants and Nursery Schools and joined children for an assembly. Pupils also came dressed in spotty clothing for a donation.

"We had a fabulous visit from Pudsey Bear today to help with our fundraising campaign for Children In Need. He spent the whole morning with us helping the children to cover a large face of Pudsey with our donations. All of the children, in both the nursery and infant school came dressed in spots, bringing a £1 donation together with any loose change that they could place on Pudsey's face. The children were so excited to see him in assembly. He even presented an award in our singing assembly and they are looking forward to seeing him on his show tonight," said Vanessa Parker from the school.

Children at Crosshall Junior School

Children at Crosshall Junior School - Credit: Archant


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Over at Crosshall Junior School, pupils dress in spotty clothing in exchange for a donation to Children in Need. There was also a cake sale at lunchtime to raise further funds.

Pupils at Sawtry Infant school came to school in their exercise clothes and took part in a workout with the school's sports coach Callum Reed. They raised £202 for Children in Need.

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Also, on Friday the organisers of this summer's Grandsden Air and Car Show handed over a cheque for £5,247 to Children in Need. The money was the profit from this year's show. There is a DVD of show available at: www.vistadvd.com, with all profits going to CiN. Next year's show is on August 30.

In Ramsey, four-year-old Phoebe Bedford took on a home-made cookie sale at the Busy Bees Nursery and friends and family also took part in a 'duck sweepstake, which raised £151.30.

Pudsey visited Crosshall Infant School

Pudsey visited Crosshall Infant School - Credit: Archant

"She was overwhelmed with donations and ran out of cookies," said her mum Jessica.

"She beat her target of last year's sales of cupcakes. What will she do next year?"

A group of children in Sawtry, aged from 6-12, helped to make cakes and sold them at a bake sale on November 16 and this raised £77 for CiN.

Eva Fulton, aged 6, wore spotting clothing to school to help raise money for Children In Need. She also made sure her hearing aide band matched her Pudsey Ears. Eva lives in St Neots and attends Priory Infants School.

Pupils at Huntingdon Pirmary School raised money for Children in Need

Pupils at Huntingdon Pirmary School raised money for Children in Need - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Sawtry Infants School raised £202 for Children in Need

Pupils at Sawtry Infants School raised £202 for Children in Need - Credit: Archant

Phoebe Beford raised money for CiN at a cake sale in Ramsey

Phoebe Beford raised money for CiN at a cake sale in Ramsey - Credit: Archant

The organisers handed over a cheque to CiN at Rushden Lakes on Friday.

The organisers handed over a cheque to CiN at Rushden Lakes on Friday. - Credit: Archant

Children at Sawtry Infants School took part in a work-out for CiN

Children at Sawtry Infants School took part in a work-out for CiN - Credit: Archant

Eva Fulto, a pupil at Priory Infants School, dressed up for Children in Need

Eva Fulto, a pupil at Priory Infants School, dressed up for Children in Need - Credit: Archant

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