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Children in Need 2014.  Students from  Bourne Academy in fancy dress for CIN. EMN-141114-172059009
Children in Need 2014. Students from Bourne Academy in fancy dress for CIN. EMN-141114-172059009
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Budding fundraisers from across the area have been donning their super hero capes to help raise money for this year’s Children In Need last Friday.

Schools, nurseries, businesses and clubs have raised lots of money for Children In Need across the weekend by holding fancy dress days, cake sales and fundraising events.

Here are some of the super fundraisers that took part:

n Pupils and staff at Edenham School in Bourne, spent the day dressed as super heroes, along with the School Council who baked and sold cakes, raising over £200. A parent at Edenham School, Peter Radford spent the day at the office dressed as Mr Incredible and raised over £120 donated by sympathetic colleagues.

n ABC Day Nursery held a teddy bears’ picnic on Wednesday for the children at the nursery and their teddy bears. All of the children dressed up as their favourite super heroes and princes/ princesses and took part in lots of craft activities and made Pudsey biscuits.

n Staff at Education
City in Oakham, held their very own Children In Need Bake Off in. Talented bakers on the EducationCity team cooked up an array of tasty treats to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Bake Off trophy. Staff member Alice Clayton won and in total they raised £70 for Children In Need.

n The D’Ukes of Rutland Ukulele Club raised £462 for Children In Need while busking on Oakham High Street. They would like to thank the residents of Oakham for helping to raise this amount for a good cause.

n Children at Ketton Playschool dressed as superheroes for Children In Need and made their very own Pudsey Bears.

n Local families had great fun raising over £1000 for Children in Need on Saturday at a table sale and indoor fete at Barn Hill Methodist Church. Lots of people attended the event and the children had brilliant fun helping out on the stalls and with the games, as well as having Pudsey face-painting.

The organisers would like to say a big thank you to all those who came on the day including the stall holders, helpers and local businesses who kindly supported them by donating many excellent raffle prizes.

n Volunteers at the Cards for Good Causes shop in St John’s Church in Stamford, held a cake sale on Friday in aid of Children In Need, raising £250.

n More than 40 pupils at the Welland School of Dancing took part in a world record attempt in aid of Children In Need on Sunday. Pupils, parents and teachers at the dance school in St Mary’s Street, Stamford took part in a national tapathon to help raise funds. All of those that took part brought Tapathon 2014 t-shirts, raising more than £400 for Children in Need, the school also ran a Wear a Onesie week.

n Children at Kiddiwinks playgroup in Uppingham dressed up as superheroes on Tuesday and sold cakes to help raise money for Children In Need.

n Pupils and staff at Bourne Academy enjoyed a day of Children In Need fun on Friday, raising a total of £2,250. Fundraising activities included a lunchtime full of games, tombolas, face painting, ‘Hit the Rat’ and many more stalls all run by the students.

Outside, teachers bravely endured sitting in the stocks as students paid to throw wet sponges at them.

The school also held a non-uniform day with sixth formers wearing an array of fancy dress costumes.

n Musician, Malcolm Darby from Rutland played the keyboard at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham on Friday to help raise money for Children In Need.

n Members from the Rutland and District Driving Instructors Association took part in the Big Learner Relay last week raising over £85 for Children In Need.

n Uppingham Community College pupils raised their best ever total - £1,790 and counting. Bumper cake sales, fancy dress, sponsored silences and a host of other activities all contributed to this fantastic achievement. Principal Jan Turner said: “Well done to all the staff and students.”

n Stamford Endowed Schools took part in a range of activities. At Stamford Junior School, pupils went to school in their pyjamas, while at Stamford School the boys spent lunchtime manning stands and events such as cake stalls, penalty shoot-outs, storage hunters and a tombola. Some talented brass players also busked on the High Street playing theme tunes from Rocky and the Pink Panther as well as some classics, all to collect spare change from passers-by.

At Stamford High School, sixth former took part in a baking competition, inspired by a recent visit from Mary Berry. The bakes were all sold in school. Fine Foods Store and teachers also donated a range of bakes to sell.