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Children in Need hits Dereham

PUBLISHED: 14:13 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:30 07 July 2010

Fundraising for Children in Need in Dereham

Fundraising for Children in Need in Dereham

Elaine Maslin

Dereham folk got into the Children in Need fund raising spirit today around the town.

Here is Darrell Thomas, deputy manager of York House Residential Home in Dereham with some of the staff and residents there.

Dereham folk got into the Children in Need fund raising spirit today around the town.

Here is Darrell Thomas, deputy manager of York House Residential Home in Dereham with some of the staff and residents there.

Darrell dressed as a nurse and the staff as sumo wrestlers, a pirate and a school girl. So far they have raised £252.

t Dereham Mencap have been holding a bikeathon at the drop-in-centre in Quebec Street, Dereham. Visitors could take part in a raffle and buy cakes.

t Staff at Dereham's Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in High Street took their teddies to work with them and have been holding a collection and colouring-in competition for under 10-year-olds to win Harry Bear, closing date December 18.

t Students and teachers at Dereham Sixth Form Centre took part in a wide range of activities to raise cash. Staff normally in suits wore hoodies and the rest of the college participated in a fancy dress day, where students tried to outdo each other with outrageous attire.

Among many of the adventurous costumes were Cat Woman and Scooby Doo, who were handing out hugs and biscuits for 50 pence a piece. Among the other activities were a name the baby competition and the bring a bear day.

Students also raised money outside of school, where pupils wandered Dereham town centre in their costumes, armed with collection boxes. Attracting attention from the public in their outrageous dress choices, groups of students were able to wander back to the college, happy in the knowledge that they had filled their collection boxes.

t Did you do anything for Children in Need? Tell us - email elaine.maslin@archant.co.uk saying what you did, how much you raised and include a picture if you have one.


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