Children in Need fundraising

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Kindhearted residents across the Worksop area have dug deep and helped to raise vital funds for Children in Need.

Schools, workplaces and community groups all clubbed together to boost the annual appeal to help change the lives children across the UK.

Children In Need day at Outwood Academy Post 16 Centre in Worksop G131116-3c

Children In Need day at Outwood Academy Post 16 Centre in Worksop G131116-3c

Emma Gooch raised an impressive £282 after she decided to donate her hair to help those less fortunate.

The Outwood Academy Valley pupil donated 30cm of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss, while collecting sponsorship for Children in need.

Youngsters donned their pyjamas for a special party at Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall. Pudsey bear also made a surprise appearance much to the delights on children at the party, which was organised by the Children’s Centre and Harworth and Bircotes Town Council.

Onesies in all designs were on show at Outwood Academy Post 16 Centre in Worksop, as students swapped their everyday clothes for one of the colourful designs to raise vital funds. Break time provided youngters with the opportunity to perform a flash dance, which helped to boost the fundraising efforts.

At St Augustine’s School raised £623.21, after children swapped their uniform for fancy dress and took part in a variety of activities such as a bake sale.

Norbridge Academy have raised £455.12 from non-uniform day, selling cakes and face painting.

And Kingston Park Academy pupils raised £235 by selling cookies, toys and doing lots of fun games. They even made a Pudsey bear out of 1p and 2p coins.

Principal Vicki Pearson said: “The children have amazed us with their efforts. It’s important for them to learn to help others.”

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