Seeing spots for Pudsey

By Harriet Ernstsons Tuesday 20 November 2012 Updated: 20/11 12:40

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Buy photos » PICTURED are some of the staff at Winyates Health centre who dressed up for the day. Donations from the team and patients helped them raise £116.14 for the cause. A spokeswoman said: "We had a brilliantly fun day whilst raising money for this very worthy cause." (s)

STUDENTS, businesses and individuals alike were seeing spots as they joined together to raise money for Pudsey.

Over £26 million was donated nationally to the BBC's annual Children in Need appeal, which helps deprived youngsters in the UK and overseas, including hundreds from Redditch and the surrounding areas.

Many dressed up for the day on Friday (November 16) to help add to the grand total, with others taking to the streets with collection tins and baking cakes to sell for the charity.

A COLLECTION in town raised over £100 in just two hours.

Lucy Allcott and Kerri Britton went around the town on Friday to help the fund-raising effort.

Lucy said: "We made £104 and are really pleased with the results, it's very rewarding.

"I cannot believe in just two hours we made that much money, it's pretty impressive."

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Buy photos» THREE Kingsley College students provided some humour for their peers as they dressed up as Little Britain characters. Saffron Richards, Iesha Mohammed and Sophie Gibbs, who are all in Year 12, went to school as Vikky Pollard, Lou Todd and Andy Pipkin. Everyone at Kingsley paid £1 to take part in the Children in Need non-uniform day. (s)

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Buy photos» REDDITCH Lions continued their annual collection tradition by spending the day in the Kingfisher Centre. A spokesman said despite the economic climate, shoppers had still been generous with their donations. He added: "The Redditch Lions is very much indebted to all the Redditch people for their generous donations over the course of last Friday. "Not all donations and pledges have been received as yet, but it is anticipated at least £1,200 will be sent off to the charity on behalf of everyone from Redditch." Pictured are Victor Johnson and Ferne Reed. Photo by Marcus Mingins 4712006MMR. Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com.

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Buy photos» EACH class at Great Alne Primary School baked cakes to sell at an after-school event. Altogether the pupils, who were dressed in Pudsey-style outfits, raised £265 in aid of Children in Need. Pictured are Isobel Hobday, Louca Papantoniou and Lily Banks, all aged four, with their Pudsey biscuits. Photo by Marcus Mingins 4712011MMR. Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com. Great Alne Junior School are doing lots of things for Children in Need School Road Great Alne Alcester Warwickshire B49 6HQ Tel 01789 488 247

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Buy photos» CHILDREN at Bright Kids Nursery in Studley had the chance to dress up in spotty clothes or their pyjamas as part of their Children in Need celebrations. As well as donating up to £1 for dressing up, the day included a cake sale, spotty activites, a Pudsey sweepstake and a picture of the bear which was covered in coins. Pictured are Jack Auccott, Alec Bannerman, Amy Young and Grace Knight. (s)

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Buy photos» YOUNGSTERS, staff and parents at Beoley First School got moving to raise money for Children in Need. Philippa Young from Young and Funky Fitness led a zumba class at the school, with £146 donated for the charity in total. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4712005MMR. Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com.

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