Strong support for Children in Need

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Skegness and the surrounding area has once again given strong support to the BBC’s Children in Need campaign.

The annual goodwill drive sparked a wide range of fundraisers in the district, with many of you getting in touch with The Standard to let us know what you had been doing in support of the cause.

Children in Need fundraising at Spilsby Primary School.

Children in Need fundraising at Spilsby Primary School.

Among them was Hayley Hopkins, from Tesco Express, in Ingoldmells, where staff came to work dressed as superheroes, held bucket collections and sold Pudsey Bear merchandise for Children in Need.

Hayley, along with colleague Demi Atkins, completed a four-hour sponsored silence, while Hayley - for a second year running - donated her month’s wages to the cause.

In all, £798 was raised.

Hayley said: “It’s amazing. I couldn’t believe we got that much from the community and through donations.”

At Beacon Primary Academy, in Skegness, pupils, staff and parents teamed up to hold a fundraiser after school.

Tea, coffee and cakes were on offer for visitors, while prizes and toys that had been donated by parents were used to create a raffle and toy swap table.

Pupils were involved in making and decorating some of the cakes.

Some £160 was raised for Children in Need for the cause.

Corinna Wright, principal, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this event.

“The generosity of parents has been very much appreciated. We aim to hold an event like this every year and as our academy grows we can look forward to the amount of money that is raised increases year on year.”

At the Horncastle Spilsby and Louth Getaway Club, a cake sale and raffle raised £100 for Children in Need.

This was followed by free musical entertainment by local band, Just 4 Kicks.

It is the 10th year that Just 4 Kicks and the Getaway Club has supported Children in Need.