Gallery: Children in Need round-up - Fenland excels again and raises thousands of pounds

PUBLISHED: 17:35 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 02 June 2010

Aaron Murphy. topless waiter at Jenny's Lunchbox for Children in need

Aaron Murphy. topless waiter at Jenny's Lunchbox for Children in need

A TOPLESS waiter, visits by Pudsey Bear, 10-mile walks and fancy dress days helped Fenland raise thousands of pounds for Children in Need. Fenland s big achievers were Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey, where students raised a whopping £2,29

Children in Need.. Leverington School

A TOPLESS waiter, visits by Pudsey Bear, 10-mile walks and fancy dress days helped Fenland raise thousands of pounds for Children in Need.

Fenland's big achievers were Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey, where students raised a whopping £2,294 for both Children in Need and Clic Sargent.

Students held a number of events, such as leg waxing, a penalty shoot-out with principal Jonathan Digby in goal, science displays, a Guitar Hero competition and carnival stalls.

Customers at Jenny's Lunch Box in March enjoyed two hours' service from topless waiter Aaron Murphy, whose mum Bev works at the High Street café. Aaron's efforts helped Jenny's raise £105.


Dear Sir Madam,
    I am writing to you with a story of how a young local girl turned an old tradition into something special for charity.

8 year old Wisbech girl Lizzie Bryant from St Peter's school took an old dying tradition and decided to donate her proceeds from a Penny for the Guy to Children in need. Only expecting to receive a few pennies Lizzie raised £18 pounds thanks to neighbours living in the Falklands drive and 8th Avenue areas of Wisbech. Lizzie spent time making the guy with her mum and friend Jane hoping to make a bit of extra pocket money. It was recorded recently in the papers that Penny for the Guy has become a tradition of the past and Lizzie wanted to join in with the old tradition as her mum and grandparents have over the years. When Lizzie realised that she had raised more than a few pounds she decided to help the charity Children in Need as her family have always supported this charity and her mum has raised well over £2000 in past years.

I attach a photo of Lizzie and her Guy and hope you will be able to publish this as part of the fundraising events for children in need in this area.

Many thanks

Jenny Bryant (Lizzie's Mum)
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Staff at Co Part, a salvage company in Wisbech, joined the Children in Need bandwagon and raised a total of £485.

Cakes were sold at the New Bridge Lane business for two weeks to raise £50, before Charlie Muscat and Stuart Scholes raised a further £435 by completing the 10-mile Peter Scott Walk - from the Lighthouse in Sutton Bridge to The Wash near King's Lynn. On Friday staff went to work in fancy dress.

Youngsters at Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris were spot-on when they held a non-uniform day and donned spotty outfits in support of Pudsey Bear.

Each class also had a large paper Pudsey which they covered with coins to help disadvantaged raise extra cash. The school raised a total of £530.

A further £180 was raised at Leverington Primary School, where pupils dressed in their spotty best and made donations.

All the pennies and pounds collected on the day were placed on a cut out of Pudsey Bear.

Pudsey also visited ASDA in Wisbech on Friday morning to encourage shoppers and staff to donate.

And eight-year-old Wisbech girl Lizzie Bryant took a dying tradition and donated her proceeds from a Penny for the Guy. Lizzie raised £18 thanks to neighbours in the Falklands Drive and Eighth Avenue areas.

Lizzie made the guy with her mum and friend, but only expected to raise a few extra pounds for pocket money. After raising more than she expected, she decided to donate the cash to Children in Need.

Cromwell Community College raised £1,000 with a number of events and by covering an outline of Pudsey in loose change.

And Cavalry Primary School raised more than £700 with a cake stall and by charging pupils £1 to take a teddy to school.

Staff at Doddington Hospital raised cash for Children in Need when they ran a cake stall.

Staff from the outpatient service administration team ran the stall, which was well supported by staff from other departments.

A Pudsey Bear cake donated by Elaine's of Manea was auctioned for £10, and was donated back to be sold by the slice.

Carla Stevens, head of administration, praised staff for a great team effort saying: "Everyone enjoyed the cake stall! It was a tremendous achievement, and our thanks goes to all staff for their work in raising funds for such a worthy cause as Children In Need.

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