Elvis and Minnie Mouse back Children in Need

CHILDREN in Need was given a big boost by activities in Comet country. Hannah Yates from The Acorns, Meppershall, spent the day dressed as Minnie Mouse. She took two of her four children to school at Meppershall Lower School dressed as the Disney characte

CHILDREN in Need was given a big boost by activities in Comet country.

Hannah Yates from The Acorns, Meppershall, spent the day dressed as Minnie Mouse.

She took two of her four children to school at Meppershall Lower School dressed as the Disney character and then went to Somerfield in Shefford to do the shopping, with son Talis in the shopping trolley rattling the bucket.

"It went very well and I would do it all again. It was great fun and I raised over £450," said Mrs Yates.


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"It was interesting and two ladies said I looked hot and we had a giggle."

At the BP filling station in Bedford Road, Hitchin, run by brothers Chris and Nick King for the past 15 years, staff dressed to reflect such famous idols as Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, rock star Ozzie Osbourne, gangster Al Capone and a policewoman.

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At the end of the day the intrepid group had raised £400.

"We have never done anything like this before but it was fantastic and everyone who came into the garage was so generous," said Chris.

"And when we took our cash to Barclays Bank in Hitchin they gave us some more.

"One woman who had stopped at the garage for petrol gave us 12 bags of copper coins she had been saving."

IT academy students at the Meadway Corporate Centre in Rutherford Close, Stevenage, raised over £200 when Ewan Armstrong-Bridges volunteered to have his beard shaved off.

Staff at Specsavers in Hitchin dressed in outfits from the 60s, 70s and 80s and held a number of activities in the shop raising over £200.

Did you stage an event or do anything to raise money for Children in Need? If you did email us your story and pictures to editorial@thecomet.net

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