Pupils help raise money for Children in Need

CHILDREN who attend the Peacock House educational facility in Ely have raised money for Children in Need. The Keystage 3 and 4 pupils helped to run a market stall on Ely Market on Thursday and raised £146.65. They sold home-made cakes and bric-a-brac, as

CHILDREN who attend the Peacock House educational facility in Ely helped to run a market stall on Thursday. The Keystage 3 and 4 pupils raised £146.65.

They sold home-made cakes and bric-a-brac, as well as running a large tombola, treasure hunt, guess the teddy’s name and sweets in the jar competition.

VICKY Hansford and her team at Richard Designs, on Lancaster Way, Ely donned their aprons for a home-made bake sale and raffle, raising £260 for Children in Need. “Everyone made a real effort and we were really pleased with the total,” she said.

G’S Marketing forklift truck operator John Lee Taylor normally swears until he’s blue in the face, according to his workmates. So colleagues at the Shropshire’s farm site at Hasse Road forked out more than £500 for his swearing-free day.


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ST Mary’s School in Ely had the X Factor on Friday. They raised £610. Each class organised two or three events which they ran themselves under staff supervision.

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STAFF at the Laburnam Lodge residential care home in Littleport went to work in their nightclothes to raise £290.05 for Children in Need.

The money was donated by staff, residents and their families.

There was also a cake stall during the afternoon and a party in the evening, where everyone enjoyed a Chinese-style meal.

STAFF at Ivor Searles engine manufacturing in Soham dressed in pink on Friday to raise money for Children in Need. The manly men who normally get very dirty stripping engines at the company turned up in pink socks, wigs, T-shirts and even a bikini top. The girls wore pink as well. They raised more than £230.

Fraser Green, Cheryle Britten, Lucy Preston and Alan Youngman of Ivor Searles in Soham.

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