Fundraisers flocked to Millom's Station Hotel, the cash collection point for the BBC's Children in Need Appeal, on Friday, November 17, 1989.

At 9pm a total of £5,000 had been handed over to Kevin Burden of BBC's Radio Furness.

A delighted Kevin said, "The people of Millom and Haverigg must have bottomless pockets. The response has been fantastic."

Following a fun night, approximately £1,000 was raised in the Station Hotel, said landlord Jim Wall, who helped to raise some of the cash by abstaining from alcohol.

The final total collected at the Station Hotel was £5,170.

Donations were received from many of the town's organisations, clubs and pubs and individuals.

The Station Hotel ladies darts team £96; Millom and District Ladies Circle £300; three pensioners from Haverigg £10; Elbeo £575.80; Safeways raffle £1,090; Janet White £1,195; and £893 was handed over by the staff from Kellys nightclub, Millom, who raised this money by pulling an eight-ton double decker bus supplied by Cumberland Motor Services from the end of Salthouse Road, Millom to the Station Hotel.

Generous Millom people came close to giving £1 each for every man, woman and child in the town for the Children in Need appeal in 1990.

A special outside broadcast with BBC Radio Furness presenter Heather Wainwright accepted cheques and cash totaling £5,885.

Workers at the town's Elbeo stocking factory in Mainsgate Road raised a total of £726, which was handed over to the appeal at the Station Hotel.

Pupils at Millom School also helped to swell the appeal with a non-uniform day for all who contributed to Children in Need.

Millom's Safeway store raised a total of £810 from a giant raffle and got Millom Mayor Cllr Mike Kelly to pull out the winning tickets.

Among Millom's more unusual fund-raising stunts was a nine-hour dance marathon at the Station Hotel and a street collection by Hazel Burnett dressed as a tiger.