Scramble to help children in need with fundraising

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Cakes will be baked, fancy dress donned and a range of weird and wacky activities held in aid of Children In Need.

Tomorrow’s annual fundraiser helps disadvantaged children at home and abroad – and schools, playgroups and individuals will be going all out to raise as much money as possible.

At Little Angels parent and toddler group in Sudbury, funds rolled in early as children dressed up and made Pudsey-shaped biscuits yesterday morning.

“Everyone entered into the spirit of the day,” said Teresa Webb, leader of the group, run from the Salvation Army hall.

Last year, youngsters appeared on national television, as part of the BBC’s live programme, and handed over a £50 cheque.

“It was very exciting and quite exhilarating to be on television,” said Teresa. “Although it is all good fun, we are hoping to beat last year’s amount.”

Around 40 pupils from Great Cornard Middle School’s choir are set to perform Bridge Over Troubled Water, conducted by Aled Jones, on the BBC between 8.30pm and 9pm tomorrow.

Children from Great Waldingfield Primary School are running cake stalls, as are youngsters at Sudbury Ormiston Academy, while students at the Thomas Gainsborough School are dressing as their heroes and staging quizzes.

A coffee morning is also being held at Sudbury Conservative Club tomorrow (Friday) from 10.30pm to 2pm and a messy craft event is running at the Salvation Army Hall from 10am on Saturday.