Students and staff at Stanley High School in Marshside gave their enthusiastic backing to Pudsey Bear on Children in Need day last week.

A range of activities were organised to support the BBC’s flagship fundraiser, and with money still coming in the final total is expected to be well over £700.

Most of the money was raised by a mufti day with a difference, with pupils and members of staff encouraged to pay £1 each to come into school wearing Pudsey-style clothes and accessories.

As a result, Friday became a festival of bear ears, bandages and spots at the Fleetwood Road school.

Meanwhile, some students also organised a sponsored silence to support the 37-year-old charity marathon which raised a record sum of more than £46 million on the night.

Stanley High Headteacher, Neil Moore, praised the whole school community for their
efforts: “I’d like to congratulate our staff and students on their fundraising efforts for Children in Need again this year.

“Stanley has a long history of supporting both local and national charities, including
this annual BBC appeal which is an exceptionally good cause.

“It was really pleasing to see so many students making a contribution towards helping
young people less fortunate than themselves both in this country and abroad,” added
Mr Moore.

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