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Friday, 24 October 2014

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South Cumbrian tots get dressed up for Children in Need

TODDLERS have been pulling out all the stops to raise money for Children in Need this week.

Youngsters at nursery groups have been getting creative in aid of the annual children’s charity appeal.

Happy Tots in Barrow has been fundraising all week. Senior nursery nurse, Ashley Carswell, said: “All the children have been dressing up in spots.

“We’ve been doing Pudsey face paints. Everybody has the Pudsey bandana painted on their face.”

Around 150 children, from babies to youngsters in the after school club, took part in the fundraising.

However, it was not just the children who have been getting involved.

Ashley said: “It’s been really good, all the parents have got involved. The 27 staff have been wearing Pudsey ears and T-shirts.”

In Askam, youngsters at Greenscoe Gems held a pyjama party to raise cash.

Chelsea Gribbin, a senior nursery assistant at the Askam nursery, said: “It’s been a lot of fun.

“We’ve been gluing and sticking together little Pudsey masks.”

The support from the parents of the 19 toddlers in the nursery had been tremendous, said Miss Gribbin.

She added: “We haven’t counted the money yet, though there were a lot of donations. Nearly every child’s parents donated to the charity.”

A host of fundraising events and activities are set to take place across South Cumbria and Copeland today for Children in Need.

Cambridge Primary School in Barrow is due to hold a “Strictly Spotty” talent competition while the Old Vicarage Nursery in Barrow, Millom Infant School, Millom Library and Flookburgh Primary School are also taking part.

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