Hun­dreds raised for Pud­sey

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

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

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