Fund-raisers In East Cambs Dig Deep For Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 08:31 18 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

Children at the Robert Arkenstall School in Haddenham had a pyjama day

Children at the Robert Arkenstall School in Haddenham had a pyjama day

CLUBS, offices and schools all joined in to raise money for Children in Need on Friday. Ely Netball Club raised £85 from a floodlit charity tournament on Friday night; wedding-wear manufacturers Richard Designs, based on the Lancaster Way business park d

CLUBS, offices and schools all joined in to raise money for Children in Need on Friday.

Ely Netball Club raised £85 from a floodlit charity tournament on Friday night; wedding-wear manufacturers Richard Designs, based on the Lancaster Way business park drummed up more than £265 from raffles, cake sales, and Guess How Many Sweets in a Jar competition, while the City of Ely Community College sixth form students held a pyjama day - suitable for this year's theme of Do Something Different. Robert Arkenstall primary school in Haddenham also went down the pyjama route raising £295.40 and Littleport Primary students added Wacky Hair to their costumes to raise more than £270.

The Hereward Pub, meanwhile, held a charity waxing day with help from beautician Julie Egan and a number of willing male volunteers.

Collections organised by people in fancy dress took place throughout Ely city centre, manned by members of the Ely Lions Club, who braved the cold for more than six hours. Members then moved to Ely Railway station in the evening, raising £755.64.

Harriet, Jade, Phoebe, Tegan and Jack from Robert Arkenstall Primary came to school in their pyjamas for Children in Need. 3370HD1108

Taylor (front) with Bryony, Samantha, Nicoletta, Harry, Thomas, Natalie, and Chelsea. 3378HD1108

Ely sixth form students Samantha Allen, Charlotte Badcock, Emma Craven and Sophie Hughes in their pyjamas.

Beautician Julie Egan, Luke Miller, Mark Higginbottom, Tia Colcomb get to grips with John Paul. 3392HD1108

Photos: HELEN DRAKE.

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