Picture gallery: Children In Need

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 November 2010

Worlebury St Paul's School - children dressed in spots for Children In Need.

Worlebury St Paul's School - children dressed in spots for Children In Need.


TENS of thousands of pounds were raised towards Britain's Children In Need appeal during a host of wild and wacky stunts across North Somerset on Friday.

Schools, businesses, community organisations and plenty of determined individuals all did their bit to contribute to the cause.

The BBC-led fund-raiser, now in its 30th year, raised more than £18million nationally, and there are plenty in Weston and nearby villages who proudly helped bolster that total.

Among them were students at Weston College, who made cakes, held a candle sale, waxed fellow pupils, carried out a sponsored silence and took part in a fancy dress parade to raise cash.

At Worle Community School, totals reached £1,378 and counting, through fancy dress, an orienteering challenge, puzzles and a cake sale.

At Priory Community School, there was plenty of games and fancy dress, plus a cake sale – with fund-raising passing the £1,200 mark.

Younger pupils got in on the act too, as you can see from our pictures from Mendip Green, Mark, Banwell, Worlebury, Churchill and Castle Batch schools.

Each came up with their own fun way to contribute, including fancy dress, crazy hair, cake-making, coin art and spotty displays.

Toddlers at Weston’s Ready Steady Go and Swiss House nurseries also got in on the act, with fancy dress fun, bouncy castles and cake sales.

And with a clutch of business stunts and street collections taking place too, it ensured a packed day of fun all across the district.

* Want to share your own pictures for our Children In Need gallery? Email newsdesk@westonmercury.co.uk

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