Big-hearted sixth form students are among those pulling out all the stops to raise cash for one of the biggest fundrasiers in the charity calendar.
Teenagers at Dinnington Comprehensive School organised a full week’s programme of events to raise funds for this year’s Children in Need appeal.
Their fundraisers included fancy dress, charity sports matches and quizzes, plus a spectacular bake off won by Emma Brooks for her dotty Pudsey bear creation.
Today thousands of other caring folk across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire will be joining in with the annual charity bonanza to raise as much money as possible to help support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Teddy and pyjama parties, sporting challenges, coffee mornings and laying in baths full of beans are just some of the weird and wonderful fundraisers local community groups, schools and business will be partaking in for the worthy cause.
And some charity efforts are set to continue across the weekend, including a number of fundraisers at tomorrow’s Rotherham United match.
A group of youngsters will sell raffle tickets, crafts, tea and biscuits at home game before taking part in a sponsored onesie walk around the New York Stadium, whilst carrying buckets for collections.
The group, aged between 15 and 17, are collecting money for the worthy cause as part of an NCS programme they’re completing.
It aims to engage individuals in a fun, action packed and challenging programme that promotes personal and professional development in settings away from the classroom.
Cash raised across the region during the annual Children in Need appeal can often find its way back into the local community through charities that benefit from its grants.
Sheffield arts organisation Ignite Imaginations, is now in its fourth year of funding from Children in Need, which has enabled it to work with over 400 children.
It’s currently using the cash it receives to provide creative after school workshops at Greenhill and Jordanthorpe libraries on various dates up to December 5.
Visit www.igniteimaginations.org.uk for further details.
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