People show generous side in Children in Need fundraising events

PEDAL POWER: Brierton Sports Centre staff and pupils from St. Helens Primary school take part in the pedal for Pudsey event in aid of Children In Need. Picture by FRANK REID

PEDAL POWER: Brierton Sports Centre staff and pupils from St. Helens Primary school take part in the pedal for Pudsey event in aid of Children In Need. Picture by FRANK REID

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THE generous people of Hartlepool certainly played their part in Children in Need with hundreds getting involved in quirky fundraising events.

From youngsters “pedalling for Pudsy” to students dressing up for a fun run and adults making cakes, thousands of pounds was raised in the town to help children in need of support throughout the world.

Students at English Martyrs RC School and Sixth Form College had reason to be feeling extremely proud of themselves after raising a staggering £2,400.

Around 70 students dressed up for a sponsored two-mile fun run around Summerhill on Thursday, one of a number of activities organised by staff and students at the school.

ICT teacher Laura Tumilty said: “I am so, so proud of everyone who did the fun run and everyone who played a part in our fundraising.”

Youngsters at St Helen’s Primary School, in Durham Street, made the trip to Brierton Sports Centre where they racked up miles on an exercise bike.

Staff at the sports centre also played their part in raising cash by caking cakes for a cake sale.

The children and staff at Cheeky Monkeys nursery, in Mapleton Road, enjoyed their fundraising activities. Everybody wore pyjamas, enjoyed a cake stall and took a collection bucket around Dyke House Sports and Technology College, as they raised cash.

Nursery deputy manager Becci Wheatley said: “It was all really good fun and was nice to do our bit for Children in Need.”

Children at Lynnfield Children’s Centre also raised cash with donations and enjoyed a morning of games, organised by a children’s entertainer.

SEE Monday’s paper for more pictures.