Fun and games to raise Children in Need cash

Graham School children in need charity soaking,with Graham school with sports department staff member Craig Farrell taking the brunt.Picture Richard Ponter 124637
Graham School children in need charity soaking,with Graham school with sports department staff member Craig Farrell taking the brunt.Picture Richard Ponter 124637

Kind hearted people all over Scarborough have been out in force raising cash for Children in Need.

Events were held all over town, in schools, offices, care homes and hair salons, with many fundraisiers donning fancy dress for the occasion.

Pyjama parties proved to be a big hit, with Scarborough Hall staff, hairdressers at Zulu and both staff and youngsters at Buckets and Spades Nursery spending the day dressed for bed.

Scarborough Sixth Form College raised over £1,400 with a whole host of events which included selling cakes, a dance off competition, an open mic event and sponsored leg wax.

College principal, Tom Potter, who had his legs waxed in public as part of the “entertainment”, commented: “It was fabulous to see so many of the college community responding to Children in Need with the giving of time and money.

“The leg waxing was a bit of fun and I am grateful to Liberty’s for providing a professional service.

“I’d expected it to be more painful and I suspect if students had done it, as originally planned, it would have been.”

An event at Scarborough’s Peugeot dealership, H Arundale Ltd, in Seamer Road, Scarborough, raised over £1,500 for Children in Need, which is the official charity partner for Peugeot in 2012.

The theme was a fun-filled “village fête”, which was opened by Scarborough’s mayor Cllr Helen Mallory.

An auction took place to raise even more money, with one lucky winner walking away with a Ganton Golf Club voucher, entitling them to a fourball round of golf at the club.

Richard Blair, general manager at H Arundale Ltd, said: “The village fête concept was a great opportunity to have a lot of fun and get to know our customers better, while at the same time, raising funds for Children in Need.”