Hartlepool college teams raise bucketloads for Children in Need

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They got drenched but they had a great time and raised bucketloads of money.

That’s the teams of staff and students from Hartlepool College of Further Education who did their own bit for Children in Need.

Eleven teams took part in the event where they dressed as superheroes and did an assault course around Ward Jackson Primary School.

Every team had to carry a bucket of water as they went but that was not the only obstacle, said a spokesman for the college.

Cleveland Fire Brigade also supported the event by spraying the teams with ice cold water as they navigated the course.

The amount raised has yet to be announced but the spokesman added: “Children in Need is an annual event for the College, and this was the biggest event since 2010. Everyone had a great time.”

The event was organised by the college’s Sport and Public Services School and teams from all other areas competed.

The winning team with the fast time was Team Hulk.

Volunteers battled strong winds and cold temperatures and there was even a surprise for the participants at the end when Cleveland fire officers decided to cap off the team photograph with a high pressure water jet.

The college event was one of a number of Children in Need fundraisers held across town.

They also included youngsters recording a charity CD, a school leg waxing and pie throwing.