Region raises thousands of pounds for Children in Need
- Credit: Archant
Across the region children and adults came together to make Children in Need 2016 the best yet.
It was a busy day for staff and customers at Wymondham as they hosted the BBC Radio Norfolk Children in Need Sports Day.
Competitors went up against each other in a range of competitions from circuits to archery and volleyball.
Paul Hayes, producer of the BBC Radio Norfolk Teatime Show, won the archery competition, while Wymondham Leisure Centre's own team triumphed in the volleyball.
Wymondham High School were crowned champions in the circuit challenge, beating BBC Radio Norfolk.
Alongside the sports day the centre held a spin-a-thon from 9am-6pm which saw staff and customers take one another on in an attempt to cycle the longest distance over the eight hours.
Despite the water being only seven degrees, staff from Norwich City Council, Broadland District Council and Loki House Children's Services took part in the 10th annual Pudsey Paddle at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre.
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Broadland District Council came out on top with one of its teams, Nightmare on Helm Street, lifting the race trophy, while another, Dominos, took the prize for the best fancy dress.
Mike Roper, manager of Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre, said: 'We're a part of children's services, a lot of the work that we do is with young people and children so raising money for Children in Need fits in really well so it's giving those young people the opportunity to do something different to learn and develop.'
Pupils at West Earlham Infant and Junior School raised £250 from a day of activities which involved students in fancy dress trying their hand at an inflatable assault course.
By 11pm last night the national total raised for Children in Need had broken the £30m barrier.