Sheffield going dotty for Children in Need

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Sheffield fundraisers have gone dotty for Children in Need this year.

From tiny tots wearing their Pudsey pyjamas to opticians swapping lenses for self-raising flour and baking cakes, Sheffield has been getting into the fundraising spirit already.

Children and adults all over the city have spent part of the week in pyjamas, eating Pudsey biscuits and organising raffles, ahead of tonight’s annual spectacular.

Young members of a Kids and Cuddles group at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church donned dotted pyjamas to raise money.

Group leader Brenda Cooper said: “It was quite funny seeing everyone in their pyjamas, but it was brilliant. We all baked Pudsey biscuits and held a raffle. I’m hoping once all the money is in we will have raised around £400.”

Brenda’s granddaughter, eight-month old Sophie Cooper, loved being in her Pudsey onesie for the day.

“Sophie was clapping and waving to everyone – she loved it,” said 66-year-old Brenda, from Hillsborough.

Elsewhere, Dinnington Comprehensive School held a week of events including a staff versus students football tournament, a big quiz and a fancy dress parade. And Ecclesfield shop Crampton and Moore is auctioning a limited edition spotted Servis retro fridge freezer on eBay.

n Don’t miss The Star tomorrow for full Children in Need coverage.