Leeds youngsters flying high with bid to help Pudsey

Young fundraisers from Castleton Children's Centre in Leeds.

Young fundraisers from Castleton Children's Centre in Leeds.

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Mini marvels are transforming into superheroes across Leeds to help support Children in Need today.

Youngsters from across the city have donned superhero outfits and become little princesses for the day to help boost the annual appeal.

Among them are pupils from Castleton Children’s Centre, in New Wortley.

Staff at the University of Leeds Edward Boyle Library have been baking all week and all libraries are creating their own superhero stories and will contribute to a forum on super powers.

Thousands of people across Leeds are digging deep for the annual charity event which aims to support vulnerable children and young people across the country.

A Leeds teenager, who underwent a kidney transplant, is part of a team of young people tackling The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for the charity.

John Dunwell, 17, is part of a group of young people are cycling 450 miles across the country.

The challenge, which has already raised more than £600,0000, will see the team finish at the Eastenders set during the Children in Need Appeal show this evening.

Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,500 projects across the country to a total grant value of over £110 million.

To date the Great British public has raised over £740 million for children and young people across the UK.

David Ramsden, chief executive of BBC Children in Need said: “We are always staggered by the support we receive.”

CALLING ALL FUNDRAISERS

Are you raising money for Children in Need in Leeds?

Whether you’re baking cakes or just dressing up, we would love to hear from you.

We are also calling on readers to upload their Pudsey Bear selfies and fundraising snaps on our website.

Email laura.bowyer@ypn.co.uk or tweet @LauraBowyerYEP and @LeedsNews

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