Children in Need: Fundraisers out in force

Children from 3rd Leigh Park Riders with their �100 Hobbycraft hamper.
Children from 3rd Leigh Park Riders with their �100 Hobbycraft hamper.

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FUNDRAISERS across the Portsmouth area are going all out for this year’s Children in Need.

Pyjamas are being worn to work, cakes baked, fancy dress donned and Pudsey is giving out lots of hugs.

Everybody taking part is having fun, and - most importantly - raising money for a good cause.

The city’s schools really got behind the fundraising drive with Portsmouth Grammar School pupils wearing an array of brightly coloured pyjamas.

St James C of E Primary School in Emsworth also wore their pyjamas after it was suggested by year six pupil Oliver Webb, and his friends Roshan and Priya Sahota.

St Vincent College in Gosport held a Fun Run and put on a production of St Vincent’s Got Talent.

Zurich workers in Whiteley ditched their suits and donned ‘onesies’ for the day.

Staff from The Pyramids Centre in Southsea ran, cycled and rowed 100 miles in their gym to raise sponsorship.

The traditionally smartly dressed solicitors at Glanville’s in Cams Hall, Fareham, dressed down and all chipped in to bring in a picnic for the good cause.

City radio station, Express FM, teamed up with The News’ Instant Star winner, opera singer Jennifer Parker Lummis, and the University of Portsmouth recording studios, to produce a charity recording of Hushabye Mountain.

The Big Screen at Portsmouth Guildhall also played host to a variety of fundraising activities including Zumba dancing, karaoke and cheerleading.

The team at Hobbycraft in Havant is supporting BBC Children in Need and as part of this, asked local schools and scouts groups to make their own Pudsey bear.

The winners of our competition, children from 3rd Leigh Park Riders, visited the store to receive their prize, a £100 Hobbycraft hamper.

For details of how to donate to Children in Need, click here