Thanks for raising cash

Totley Primary School pupil Maisie Smith, aged ten, joins in the Children In Need fun.
Totley Primary School pupil Maisie Smith, aged ten, joins in the Children In Need fun.
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Children’s projects in Sheffield have been given a £50,000 boost thanks to generous fundraisers who got behind a charity campaign.

Initiatives which help disadvantaged young people in the city have been handed the cash, totalling £49,263, by BBC Children in Need.

So far £114,760 has been awarded to schemes using money raised during the 2012 appeal, when Sheffield schools, businesses and individuals united to do something funny for money.

One project recently provided with funding was the Sheffield Mencap and Gateway project, which runs a Friday night youth club for young people with disabilities in Sheffield.

David Ramsden, chief executive of BBC Children in Need, said: “We are delighted to be giving £114,760 to Sheffield to fund projects that are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

“The support we get each year is staggering and everyone should feel proud of what they have made possible.

“Thank you!”

Projects can still apply for funding through the next two grant rounds this year.

In Sheffield there is Children In Need funding of £1,373,958 supporting 32 projects working with children facing a range of disadvantages such as poverty and deprivation, behavioural difficulties and disability.

For the last Children In Need appeal youngsters from Totley Primary School staged a fancy dress day.

At Westbourne School in Broomhill, pupils donned pyjamas for the day, while children at High Storrs School held a lunchtime concert and cake sale.

Alan Hobson, 54, a member of Dronfield-based fundraising cycle club The Chain Gang sweated it out at Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre to complete a 120-mile static bike ride.

Nationally, more than £27 million was raised.