Updated: November 24, 2010
In photos: Burnham and Highbridge support BBC Children In Need

Fundraisers across the Burnham-On-Sea area collected thousands of pounds for BBC Children In Need throughout Friday (November 19th).

Pupils at King Alfred School held a sponsored silence while staff at Boots The Chemists (pictured right) and Greggs The Bakery on Burnham High Street collected hundreds of pounds in fancy dress outfits.

Collection buckets were also rattling at ASDA in Highbridge, pictured top, where Pudsey Bear made a special appearance.

Highbridge's Curtain Call School of Performing Arts performed at a BBC Children In Need concert in Bridgwater town centre. And Pudsey Bear also visited the area to do 'wake and shake sessions' with local schoolchildren.

Burnham-On-Sea.com's photographers have been out snapping the activities - and you can also send your photos by contacting us here.

Burnham's Cottage Cafe and Restaurant in College Street raised an impressive £273 for Children In Need from tips and donations during the weekend - owners Gemma and Ricky thanked customers for digging deep for such a worthy cause

Staff and children at Highbridge Children's Centre celebrated this special day in style with a visit from Pudsey Bear

In an evening fundraising quiz, Highbridge Children's Centre staff members donned fancy dress and, together with other local education colleagues, raised over £800

 

Staff and residents of The Burnham Nursing and Residential Centre had a fun day for Children In Need and managed to raise over £200 in the process! Many of the staff wore pyjamas for the day, the residents decorated Pudsey biscuits and some of the staff provided relaxing pamper sessions and massages. The day was nicely rounded off with a Children In Need Afternoon Tea which all enjoyed

Burnham's Fairstart Nursery also joined in the fun on Friday in aid of Children In Need - the children wore pyjamas to nursery and sold playdough to raise money

Burnham's Fairstart Nursery youngsters enjoyed a day of fun

Tennis player Alan Galloway met Avenue Tennis Club Ladies Captain Lynn O Dell in Woolavington on Friday where she and her co-workers raised over £1,000 for Children in Need. Alan laid down a challenge to Lynn to come to the Avenue’s Friday night social play in her costume and he would double his donation! Lynn took up the challenge and played at the club for almost three hours in her costume and ended up raising more sponsorship money from nearly all the players

1st Huntspill and Highbridge Cubs raised over £100 for Children In Need by filling smartie tubes with 20p pieces that they collected, by doing good deeds

Staff and Children at Playaway Day Nursery also joined in the fun raising money for Children In Need. They held fancy dress days and sold cakes to parents and visitors.

Pudsey Bear did a 'wake and shake session' with local schoolchildren, as pictured here, supported by Burnham Rainbows, Berrow Brownies, Brent Knoll Brownies, Burnham Brownies, East Brent Brownies, 1st Huntspill & Highbridge Beavers, 1st Highbridge Cubs, Brue Beavers, the Lighthouse Cubs, Kingfisher Cubs and Pier Colony Beavers

Staff at Boots in Burnham donned fancy dress to raise money

Highbridge's Curtain Call School of Performing Arts performed at a BBC Children In Need concert in Bridgwater on Friday

Burnham Cinema's Lian Hughes and Beryl Scott collected money for Children In Need during the intervals of Friday's screening of the latest Harry Potter film

Highbridge's Asda store manager Dave Simcox with Pudsy Bear



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