Children in need round up

PUBLISHED: 15:32 22 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

YOUNG AND old alike got in the fundraising spirit for Children In Need last week. A host of money-spinning activities took place, from cycle rides to chest waxing. At Puddle Duck Day Nursery in Baldock, staff and children dressed up in yellow and sported

YOUNG AND old alike got in the fundraising spirit for Children In Need last week.

A host of money-spinning activities took place, from cycle rides to chest waxing.

At Puddle Duck Day Nursery in Baldock, staff and children dressed up in yellow and sported white bandages with red spots. They also each paid to enter a balloon in a race, raising £130 in total.

Family and friends sponsored 14-year-old Connor Birch, of Nightingale Walk, Stevenage, to have his long hair shaved off, raising £50.

At Homechoice, based at the Icon building in Stevenage, some staff dressed in pyjamas, others sold cakes, biscuits, buns and raffle tickets, raising £345.

Knights Templar student Kieran Mabert, 15, raised £150 by doing a 50 mile cycle ride from Baldock to Papworth Everard in Cambridgeshire and back.

Tricia Marshall from Biggleswade walked from her workplace at Co-Operative Funeralcare in Letchworth GC to her home town, a distance of 11 miles, with son Colin. The pair raised £287.

Lister Tennis Club in Stevenage organised a day of events, including tennis games and coaching, basketball, karaoke and a beat the coach competition. Singer Karen-Louise guest stared.

On Saturday, November 11, Baldock Town U9s raised £246 through hair-spraying, various Pudsey Bear competitions, a guess the time of the first goal competition and a non-stop tea stall.

A group of nine friends, aged from five to 13, from Timebridge Community Centre in Stevenage raised £600 through a sponsored walk around the lakes at Fairlands Valley Park.

Staff at housing association North Hertfordshire Homes raised just under £1,000 with a range of activities including a book sale, casino, children's party and a brave member of the maintenance team getting his chest waxed.

Fearnhill school in Letchworth GC raised over £450 with events arranged by the sixth form including blind date, a clown school, leg waxing, cake decorating and an X Factor-style competition.

St Catherines nursing home in Letchworth GC held a fundraising afternoon on Friday, with coffee and cakes, a singalong with students from Barnwell School, a real-life mini Pudsey bear, bingo and a raffle. £110 was raised and the home matched it, giving a total of £220.

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