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Children In Need 2017: What did schools and businesses do to raise money?

PUBLISHED: 12:29 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:21 21 November 2017

Alexia from Wickham Market taking part in Children in Need. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Alexia from Wickham Market taking part in Children in Need. Picture: GREGG BROWN

This year’s event was the Big Spotacular. So how did people raise money?

Acting Headteacher Mrs Morrison and pupils at Abbots Green Community Primary School. Picture: Nic Hubbard Acting Headteacher Mrs Morrison and pupils at Abbots Green Community Primary School. Picture: Nic Hubbard

Abbots Green Community Primary School

Pupils at the school took on a Spend a Penny with Pudsey challenge when they decided to fill up a toilet with coins.

Acting Headteacher Mrs Morrison was delighted to see that the pupils had been so generous that a bucket was needed for the overflow.

Staff and students at Easton and Otley College. Picture: Sarah Brunning Staff and students at Easton and Otley College. Picture: Sarah Brunning

Easton and Otley College

Staff and students were visited by Mr Blobby as the college hosted a raffle and game with prizes donated by local businesses and members of the school community.

Suffolk New College staff member Jason Last took part in a bug eating challenge. Picture: Craig Shimmon Suffolk New College staff member Jason Last took part in a bug eating challenge. Picture: Craig Shimmon

Sarah Brunning, a level three enterprise course tutor in the foundation learning department at Easton and Otley, said, “The raffle was well received and the event was absolutely fantastic. We raised loads of money for charity.

Suffolk New College

Stroll in the park: The whole school, staff and parents from Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard take a ramble in Cornard Country Park to raise funds for Children in Need.

Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Stroll in the park: The whole school, staff and parents from Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard take a ramble in Cornard Country Park to raise funds for Children in Need. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Two staff members - Chris Hughes and Jason Last - went head to head in a bug eating eating challenge. Those who preferred to eat something less creepy crawley could buy cakes to raise money. A dance of and a table tennis competition will also be held.

Student President, Jordan Barry said, “Children in Need has been an incredible experience with lots of people participating in the activities. I’m glad it went well.”

Grace pouring custard on her mum for charity. Picture: St Gregory CEVC Primary School Grace pouring custard on her mum for charity. Picture: St Gregory CEVC Primary School

Wells Hall Primary School

Children from the school in Great Cornard braved the cold to go on four mile rambled in the nearby Cornard Country Park. They also took part in a charity hula-hoop challenge.

Kieran Lawler, PE specialist and learning mentor at Wells Hall said: “The whole school was involved and we are all very proud of the children.

Students from One Sixth Form College. Picture: Frances Vickerstaff Students from One Sixth Form College. Picture: Frances Vickerstaff

“We are so lucky to have this wonderful country park space on our doorstep and it’s been great to ramble through it.

St Gregory Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Cedarwood Primary School embraced spots for their fundraising efforts. Picture: GREGG BROWN Cedarwood Primary School embraced spots for their fundraising efforts. Picture: GREGG BROWN

36 pupils were given £1 to use to try and raise as much as they could for Children in Need. Some students did sponsored events, others made items to sell. One youngster, Grace, raised £80 from being sponsored to throw custard over her mum.

Headteacher Mr Woodrow said the school were amazed by the children’s creativity and ingenuity.

Cedarwood Primary School got spotty for Children in Need. Picture: GREGG BROWN Cedarwood Primary School got spotty for Children in Need. Picture: GREGG BROWN

One Sixth Form College

Students picked a retro circus theme to help raise money for the day , dressing up as clowns, strong men and animals. A quiz was also held to raise money and was won by a team called The Shirley Temples.

Marketing manager Frances Vickerstaff said, “It was a fun enjoyable day. We had a quiz on Thursday, music at lunchtime and everyone really got into the spirit of the day.”

Hillside Primary School raising money for Children in Need. Left to right, Leo, Christian and Leah. Picture: GREGG BROWN Hillside Primary School raising money for Children in Need. Left to right, Leo, Christian and Leah. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region.

Snow lovers will be delighted to hear that Suffolk and Essex could be getting a second flurry of the white stuff later today.

The parents of a six-year-old boy, who died from Meningitis B, are campaigning for a vaccination programme to be rolled out to all children.

Motorists are being warned of disruption on the region’s roads this morning as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast.

Kesgrave High School will be closed today after a major power failure.

Multi-platinum selling artist Craig David has been announced as the first act for next year’s Newmarket Nights.

Residents will be asked for their views on a potential merger between the district councils of Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

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