Children in Need

NAWN 1311154AM1 Bardsey Primary School pyjamas day. (1311154AM1)
NAWN 1311154AM1 Bardsey Primary School pyjamas day. (1311154AM1)

Schools across the area joined in the Children in Need efforts which saw over £31million raised nationally last Friday.

By lunchtime last Friday Wetherby High School Sixth Form were delighted that they had raised the highest recorded total by the school for the benefit of the BBC appeal.

Highlights of the day included the climax of a three-day sponsored silence by Manmeet Hunjin, which raised over £300 and an exciting staff tug of war with students roaring on their favourites.

After a close contest Team Science beat Team Technology in the final bout.

The highest amount raised by one sixth form student was when Dominic Midgeley of Year 13 raised £502 by having his head shaved for charity.

A spokesman quipped: “It was a close shave, but Dominic definitely ‘topped’ it.”

And at Bardsey Primary they joined in the fun with an out of school uniform day.

The youngsters dressed in their pyjamas to mark the fundraising event.

Before the day a team of cyclists rode called at Wetherby post office as part of an 85-mile journey across Yorkshire.

The Post Office workers set off from Pudsey to cycle to Hull on a route shaped like Pudsey Bear’s ears.

Staff at Wetherby Post Office raised money by hosting a superhero dress-up day in line with the Be a Hero theme of BBC Children in Need 2013.

The post office team had raised over £2,000 by the time they set off and added to it with donations in the branches.