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A day of fundraising frolics in aid of Children In Need
CHARITY champions across the region took part in a day of fundraising frolics as the nation got spotty for Children In Need.
Scores of people did their bit for this year’s appeal – the BBC charity’s 31st – in a bid to smash last year’s total.
Schoolchildren wore spotty clothes, held a charity cook-off and even pelted their teachers with wet sponges for the day to raise money for the appeal.
One of City of York Council’s recycling collection crews were easy to spot when they did their bit for charity.
Crew members Sean Yates, Paul Whittaker and Paval Strzelecki went completely dotty as they went about their rounds in the Clifton and Skelton areas of York in a decorated vehicle and dressed head to toe in brightly coloured spotty attire.
They were sponsored by colleagues at the council to raise money for the appeal.
Seven women from York legal firm Langleys climbed one of Yorkshire’s highest peaks to raise money for charity. The team completed the 2,277 foot climb to the top of Pen-y-ghent in three hours, and raised more than £650 for the campaign.
Elsewhere, ten-year-old Euan Inglis, from Bilbrough, raised more than £500 after swimming a mile. At Millthorpe School teacher David Mallen braved the cold weather and was pilloried with wet sponges in a sponsored event.
Pudsey Bear dropped in at First Steps Nursery at the Roko Gym, at Clifton Moor, where children were doing their bit for the cause.