Staff and students from Nelson and Colne College and Lancashire Adult Learning spotted a great opportunity to have fun and raise money for this year’s Children in Need appeal.
At Nelson and Colne College, media students were painting Pudsey-style faces, the child care department held a sale of delicious baked goods and one engineering student showed real pedal power by cycling 50km on an exercise bike during the afternoon.
Staff at Lancashire Adult Learning arrived for work in a variety of spotty, dotty outfits and for some it was an excuse to come to work in their slippers. All who dressed up made a donation and there were competitions to raise extra funds on the day.
Principal of Nelson and Colne College Amanda Melton said: “We are dedicated to driving up funds for charities and worthwhile causes at Lancashire Adult Learning and Nelson and Colne College, and the Children in Need annual fund-raiser is always a real highlight. It has, as always, been a pleasure seeing staff and students getting behind the campaign – from the dotty dress up to the impressive cycle ride. Well done to everybody for getting involved.”
Meanwhile, Brierfield Bridge Club joined in the fund-raising last week to raise money for Children in Need.
Over 100 bridge clubs around the country took part in simultaneous games and all table money and donations were donated to this charity.
The club based in Clitheroe Road raised £425 towards the national total which was a massive £40,000.