Children in Need 2018: Fundraising gets underway across Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 09:18 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 16 November 2018
Staff, students and businesses from across the region have begun their fundraising for Children in Need which takes place today.
Thousands of pounds will be raised for the event whose theme this year is ‘Do Your Thing’.
Easton and Otley College
Staff from Easton and Otley College have been bringing their teddies to work to help raise money for Children in Need which takes place today.
Staff from the student services team have been bringing in their cuddly companions as part of the college’s backing of the nationwide fundraiser.
As well as bringing in teddies students will be studying in style as part of a ‘wear a onesie’ day which will also be held today.
Student services manager, Belinda Deacon, said: “It’s great to take part in Children in Need. It raises so much money for a wide variety of important campaigns and we are always delighted to do our bit.”
Students on the college’s Norfolk campus will also be bringing teddies to work with a cake sale also being heled to raised money.
Shotley County Primary School
Five-year-old Joshua Harper from Shotley Gate has raised over £1,000 by running twenty miles. Tonight he will be taking part in the Children in Need special at Norwich Castle.
Heath Primary School, Kesgrave
Classes at the school are having a ‘Danceathon’ to raise money with each class taking it in turn to bust a move.
Youngsters are also coming to school dressed in their sports clothes or as a famous sports person.
Co-headteacher David Whately said: “The idea came from our school council to have a danceathon.
“The children have been dancing non-stop throughout the day in different groups.”
Hearing Care Centre, Ipswich
Staff at The Hearing Care Centre have been bringing their childhood teddies to work, while encouraging members of the public to make £1 donations to Children in Need.
Pictures show the team’s teddies hard at work at the practice on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich – carrying out earwax removal, having hearing tests and taking calls on the service desk.
Orford Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Pupils in Orford have been preparing for Children in Need all week long. Year 5 and 6 school councillors have been selling Pudsey merchandise, including Pudsey ears which have all sold out. A guess the name of the teddy competition has also been running to raise more money and today all the school have had a non-uniform day.
Martlesham Primary School
Pupils from Martlesham Primary School have been taking part in their ‘penny challenge’ where the different school houses lined up their coppers along the playground. Some of the houses even managed to cover two lengths of the playground with their pennies.
The school are also dressed in spots and bright colours to mark the event with a bake sale at the end of the day.
One Sixth Form, Ipswich
A minion, Lara Croft, a ghostbuster and a pink lady from Grease tried to be the ones that Children in Need wants during a film themed fancy dress event held at One Sixth Form College.
Marketing Manager, Frances Vickerstaff, said, “Ever since we opened our doors (in September 2010) we have supported Children in Need and this year is no different.
“Last year we had a retro circus theme and in previous years we looked to the Wild West for inspiration.
“As for this year, I suppose it was a bit strange seeing people happily going about their business dressed as film characters – but the aim was to try and raise a blockbuster amount of money for this brilliant cause and next year ‘we will be back’ again with a new theme.”
The college has so far raised £800.
Ashtons Legal, Ipswich
Employees from the law firms Ipswich office shared a photo dressed in Pudsey gear to mark the special day. They have been raising funds by having a dress down day and doing a collection for the charity.
Sexton’s Manor Primary School, Bury St Edmunds
Children and staff wore pyjamas to Sexton’s Manor Primary School today to raise funds for Children in Need. Some dressed in yellow onesies with Pudsey ears, while others wore brightly spotted pyjamas to represent the national charity.
Sebert Wood Community Primary School, Bury St Edmunds
Pudsey Bear also made an appearance at Sebert Wood Community Primary School, which raised more than £400 for Children in Need.
The children enjoyed making Pudsey biscuits and got involved in sporting activities, including hula hooping and skipping.
Suffolk New College, Ipswich
Cake sales, face-painting and a casual clothes day was in store for students with all the activities being Events co-ordinated by the student union and new student president, Toby Richardson.
Marketing manager at the college, Craig Shimmon, said, “The college is always keen to support local and national charity campaigns and we always get involved in activities surrounding Children in Need.”
Oakleigh Montessori Nursery, Colchester
Pupils from the Oakleigh Montessori Nursery in Colchester raised around £160 for Children in Need by selling cakes from a stall to people passing the nursery at Magdalen Hall in Wimpole road. Many of the cakes had been made or decorated by the children.
Ipswich Borough Council
Staff at the council’s head offices at Grafton House were able to raise £240 from a cake sale. Nearly all of the cakes on sale were made by the staff.
BuzzBee Babes, Ipswich
Children at the nursery created a huge Pudsey Bear for Children in Need and have also been having a cake sale to mark the day.
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