Seeing spots across Wisbech for Children in Need

15-year-old Liam Tegerdine having legs waxed by Sam Garford for Children in Need
15-year-old Liam Tegerdine having legs waxed by Sam Garford for Children in Need
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EVERYONE went spot-crazy on Friday and went all out to raise cash for this year’s Children in Need appeal.

Schoolchildren across the region got to spend the day in non-uniform, with some schools choosing themes to make things even more interesting.

Children in Need at Elm Rd School

Children in Need at Elm Rd School

Businesses and individuals also held fundraising events, from leg waxing to cake stalls and raffles.

At Elm School, pupils dressed in red and yellow and raised £178.

Elm Road School held a non-uniform day and parents donated either baking ingredients or fruit to create cakes and fruit salad which were then sold. They raised around £273.

Thomas Clarkson Community College pupil Liam Tegerdine bravely put himself in the hands of beauty therapist Sam Garford at The Cutting and Beauty Rooms in Wisbech, where he had his legs waxed. The experience proved quite painful for the 15-year-old, who said the back of his knees and ankles hurt the most. His efforts added £103 to the Children in Need pot.

Premierchoice staff and friends raised £385 by holding a raffle. Donations collected during the week included a meal for two donated by Franks Fish & Chip Restaurant, three-months gym subscription and sunbed minutes donated by Esselle Ladies Gym and cakes baked by Vicky Welborne. The top prize of £100 was won by Nick Willoughby.

Fancy dress and spotty outfits were the theme at Wisbech Day Nursery. Children also decorated biscuits and the nursery raised £111.

At Kinderley Primary School, in Tydd St Giles, they raised £185 through a disco, party and covering Pudsey in coins.

Pupils at Orchards Primary School, Wisbech, dressed in spots for a donation and raised £216.

• See above right for a gallery of pictures.