Children in Need fundraisers at the ready across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire

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A host of exciting fundraisers are planned across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire tomorrow to help raise cash for this year’s Children in Need appeal.

As part of the annual fundraising bonanza, caring residents, businesses, schools and organisations throughout Sheffield and beyond will be holding a whole host of weird and wonderful events with the aim of raising as much money as possible to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

One group that benefits from BBC Children in Need funding is the Sheffield Young Carers Project.

The charity was set up in 1997 to support eight to 21-year-olds who provide a significant amount of unpaid care to a member of their family.

A group of youngsters from the project were recently invited for a free day of fun at Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum, which is fundraising for Children In Need.

As well as exploring the museum and being given crucial fire safety information to help keep themselves and their families safe, the young carers were invited to try on fire uniforms and even enjoyed an exclusive ride on a fire engine.

Clara Taylor, education officer at the museum, said: “We always try to organise a special event to raise money for Children in Need but this year we thought we’d take it one step further. Young carers work so hard to support their families and we’re delighted to be able to offer them a fun day out.

“The aim was to raise lots of money for national causes, but it feels great to have been able to help young people right here in Sheffield too.”

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