SLIDESHOW: Schools raise cash for Children in Need

Children at Holywell school on Children in Need 2013.

Children at Holywell school on Children in Need 2013.

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Fabulous fundraisers were out in force across the Advertiser district as Eastwood and Kimberley raised bundles of cash for youngsters as part of the annual Children in Need appeal.

Kimberley School’s sixth-form students raised a staggering £2,400 with their efforts including a sponsored head shave, name the elephant competition, cake and chocolate sales and staff versus student games.

Jo Walters, sixth form co-ordinator, said: “A fun day was had by all and spirits were high as the Kimberley School community really pulled together, once again exceeding their record of money raised.”

Nuthall’s Mornington Primary School raised more than £400 with their Pudsey pyjama party with the help of a special donation - pupil Lauren Howells handed over £10 of her birthday money to the cause.

As a reward for the caring pupil (now aged 9) she was presented with a Pudsey Bear during a special assembly.

Springbank Primary in Eastwood and Bagthorpe Junior School also raised cash.

Staff at Asda in Langley Mill got into the fundraising spirit and encouraged customers to donate by donning fancy dress.

Children at Hollywell Primary School came to school in their pyjamas or dressed as superheroes day to raise more than £350. Kids baked cupcakes to sell and had their faces painted in the style of Pudsey Bear.

A massive £31 million was raised nationally with more donations still coming in.