Hundreds raised for Pudsey
YOUNG fundraisers got creative with costumes to help other youngsters in this year’s Children in Need appeal.
Children across Macclesfield took part in activities for the BBC appeal which raised more than £37m for children’s projects around the country.
School pupils took part in special themed days including heroes and pyjama days and proud parents submitted pictures to the Express of their dressed-up little ones. This included a ‘hair dare’ day at Parkroyal Community School.
Caron Corden, headteacher, said: “The children came in with crazy hair and did their own fundraising events too.
“The builders working at school dressed as superheroes for the day. We raised £447 and had an assembly so the children learned more about the appeal for children less fortunate than themselves.”
Macclesfield College student Franki Asprey and driving instructor Sue Walker led the Macclesfield leg of The Big Learner Relay, which was a relay of driving lessons across the UK.
They set off from the Flower Pot on Congleton Road to Stoke with Pudsey and organiser Louise Walsh in the back seat.
●● Driving instructors and their pupils taking part in The Big Learner Relay for Children in Need
●● Tanya Geale sent this picture of her sons FinleeJames, five, and TommyLee, four, taking part in Children in Need
●● Melodyrose Rogers, five, went pink for the cause during ‘hair dare’ at Parkroyal School
●● Matthew Bushill, 10, and Emma, six, ready for a sponsored pyjama day at school
●● Jack Beresford, 10, dressed as his grandad Doug Simcock for hero day at school
●● Ellie Wadsworth, one, wearing her pyjamas
●● Michael O’Neill, four, was Batman for the day
●● Alfie Jackson, six, from Parkroyal School