Super effort for Children in Need
Groups of friends, businesses and schools were all busy raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need throughout the area on Friday.
Staff at Superdrug in North Street, Sudbury, dressed up on Friday and Saturday to help raise money.
Wearing Pudsey onesies in store and in town, branch manager Chris Dark said the team raised a total of £225 for the appeal.
“I went out during my lunch hour in my onesie and, because it was raining, I think I got the sympathy vote. Our delivery driver was so taken aback by our outfits, he gave us £10.”
In Acton a group of friends decided to raise money by taking part in a ramble to Lavenham and back, inspired by TV show Countryfile, raising £500.
As always schools were at the heart of local fundraising with more than £1,500 raised at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard.
Kirsti Leeder, the school’s admin assistant, said: “We had a fantastic day, the children went on a ramble to Great Cornard Country Park, before their ramble they had a personal message from Matt Baker, who took time out of his Rickshaw Challenge to record the message.”
This was followed by a Pudsey Picnic at lunch time.
St Gregory’s Primary School in Sudbury had its own rather unique fundraising idea.
Pupils were loaned £1 each, asked them to invest it in materials to make their own businesses to make a profit, with that profit going to Children In Need.
Some children bought ingredients to make cakes, others shoe polish to shine shoes, while sponges were purchased to clean cars.
In total £244 children was handed out, with more than £1,400 raised.