Doing Pudsey proud for Children in Need cash

Children dress in their pyjamas at Pudsey Waterloo School for Children in Needs. PIC: Tony Johnson

Children dress in their pyjamas at Pudsey Waterloo School for Children in Needs. PIC: Tony Johnson

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super soaraway fundraisers invaded schools across Leeds as they performed heroics for charity.

Youngsters across the city donned superhero costumes, princess outfits and their pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need.

Among them were pupils from Clapgate Primary, Pudsey Lowtown Primary and Park Spring Primary and Sunbeams Day Nursery.

Shoppers looked on as colleagues at Pudsey’s Asda store donned superhero costumes and pyjamas to help raise money for the annual appeal.

Staff at Sky Bet in Leeds hit the high notes to help raise more than £800 for the charity.

They created their own version of the official Children in Need anthem “God Only Knows” and nominated each other to sing a line from the song.

Sue Quinn, head of customer operations, said: “It’s been amazing to see all the staff get involved with our Children In Need fundraising efforts and seeing the money we’ve raised for the charity grow on a daily basis has been great at spurring us on.”

And busker Will Forrester once again returned to Leeds train station to take part in a gruelling solo saxophone busk to help raise money for Children in Need.

Since the appeal was launched, Children in Need has raised more than £740m to support disadvantaged and vulnerable children across the country.

The BBC’s first broadcast appeal for children was a five minute radio broadcast on Christmas Day in 1927.

And loveable mascot Pudsey Bear was named after the town where his creator grew up.

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