People across the High Peak have been showing their support for Pudsey.
Across the borough, people of all ages have been taking part in a variety of fundraising activities as part of the annual Children in Need appeal, which raised a record £31 million.
Staff at Hordens in Chapel-en-le-Frith got sudsy with Pudsey as part of Peugeot UK’s Largest Car Wash event. Launched by Peter Andre, the car wash took place at 272 Peugeot sites across the country.
Members of Whaley Bridge Primary School’s choir sang their hearts out at the Trafford Centre as part of an annual event to raise money for Children in Need.
Students at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School each donated a pound to come in out of uniform and the “onesie”-themed event proved particularly popular with students from all year groups. Lunchtime activities were organised by house captains, led by Head of House Samantha Wightman, and included cake sales, raffles, games and quizzes, allowing the Long Lane School to raise over £1,500 for the worthy cause.
Onesies were also a popular choice for children at Fairfield Endowed Junior School who each paid £1 to wear their pyjamas to school. The youngsters raised a total of £165 for the appeal.
Youngsters at St Anne’s Pre-school in Buxton raised £26 by wearing their pyjamas for a donation and making cakes to take home.
At a recent quiz held at Barbarellas in Buxton, a total of £701.50 was raised for Children in Need.
The event was compered by the BBC’s Alan “Deadly” Dedicoat.
Team members came from far and wide to compete and the first prize was shared by a team from Buxton and a team comprising friends from Stone, Oldham and Dingwall.
Amongst the donations for the raffle were prizes from the Crich Tramway Museum, Buxton Opera House and Manchester United.
Staff at Greggs in Buxton wore animal onesies on Friday and also held a raffle, which raised £282.
They’ve also been selling Pudsey products for the past few weeks and altogether have raised over £700.
Staff would like to thank all their customers for their generosity.
The children and staff from Harpur Hill Pre-school had lots of fun on Friday at their Pyjama Party and raised over £40.
Children and staff from Burbage Pre-school joined in the fun and dressed up as Princesses and Pirates. They also held a coffee morning and raised £115.
Superheroes came to Buxton Nursery as staff and children raised money for Children in Need.
Everyone donned superhero costumes, enjoyed superhero-themed fun and games and sold homemade cakes and biscuits to raise over £120.
L’hoist employee Steve Moss underwent pain for Pudsey when he had his back waxed at Face Facts in Buxton.
Staff at B&Q Buxton dressed as superheroes and took it in turns to row the equivalent of the English Channel as part of their fundraising for the appeal.
They also held a children’s raffle and raised £351.
Thanks were given to New Bodies Gym for the loan of the rowing machine, and to all customers who supported the fundraising.
Children and staff at Hartington C of E Primary School enjoyed wearing their pyjamas to school for Children in Need.
The fun-filled day included making and selling cakes and biscuits, and a Teddy Bears Picnic.
The highlight of the day was when the children threw cream pies at a member of staff, much to the delight and enjoyment of all.
n For more Children in Need photos, turn to page 12.