Search

Fun fundraising events set to be held across Waveney for Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 11:38 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:38 16 November 2017

A previous Children in Need event at St Margarets Primary Academy in Lowestoft. Pictures; MICK HOWES

A previous Children in Need event at St Margarets Primary Academy in Lowestoft. Pictures; MICK HOWES

Archant

Cakes will be baked, ducks will be raced and faces painted, while others will be donning fancy dress, wearing onesies and pyjamas or something spotty as they put the fun into fundraising.

Hundreds of people across Waveney will be doing their bit for charity on Friday and Saturday as they join tens of thousands of fundraisers across the country in a nationwide effort in support of the annual Children in Need appeal.

The national fundraising drive will reach its peak on Friday, November 17 during a star-studded telethon on BBC One, from 7.30pm.

Among numerous schools holding a range of fun activities, including non-uniform days and wearing something spotty as part of the official theme for the day, are Gunton Primary Academy – who have raised thousands of pounds for the Children in Need charity over the years.

Children are being invited to come to school on Friday dressed in their favourite pyjamas or onesie for a donation. A bake sale and Children in Need fair is also being held in the afternoon.

As part of the Big Spotacular, Ormiston Denes Academy will be holding a bring your teddy to school day and a bake sale, while staff and students will be racing ducks at lunchtime.

Also on Friday, members of staff at a Lowestoft opticians will be dressed in onesies and cycling 100km on a static bike. The store will also be collecting old £1 coins that are no longer usable to add to donations, while British powerlifting champion and Specsavers Lowestoft apprentice Bethany Wylie will be testing her limits as she vows to lift 100kg as part of the store’s fundraising event for this year’s Children in Need.

Harry Potter fun will see the Realise Futures’ Learning and Development team transform Lowestoft Learning Centre, in Regent Road, into Hogwarts for adult learners.

An open event will be held on Friday, November 17, from 10.30am to 1pm, and is inviting anyone to join them for a little bit of magic, coffee, cakes and course information in the centre’s very own Diagon Alley.

■ Are you doing something for Children in Need? Send pictures and details to mark.boggis@archant.co.uk

Other popular content

Yesterday, 13:24

Witnesses are being sought after a man indecently exposed himself to children in an alleyway and a woman as she made her way home.

Mon, 15:58

Two cars and a lorry crashed in north Suffolk this afternoon, partially blocking the road to traffic.

Mon, 15:51

An inquest review was held today (Monday) into the death of a man who fell from the back of a vehicle.

A campaign group attempting to stop the sale of school land to allow 69 houses to be built was hit with a blow after plans passed the next stage.

Most Read

Yesterday, 13:24

Witnesses are being sought after a man indecently exposed himself to children in an alleyway and a woman as she made her way home.

Read more
Mon, 15:58

Two cars and a lorry crashed in north Suffolk this afternoon, partially blocking the road to traffic.

Read more
Suffolk police
Mon, 15:51

An inquest review was held today (Monday) into the death of a man who fell from the back of a vehicle.

Read more
Addenbrooke's Hospital

A campaign group attempting to stop the sale of school land to allow 69 houses to be built was hit with a blow after plans passed the next stage.

Read more
09:43

New second homes should be banned because they cast a “dark shadow” over a coastal town, a councillor has said.

Read more

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 14°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy