Region raises thousands of pounds for Children in Need

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: ANTONY KE

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Across the region children and adults came together to make Children in Need 2016 the best yet.

Pudsey at BBC Radio Norfolk's Children in Need Sports Day. Photo: Wymondham Leisure Centre

Pudsey at BBC Radio Norfolk's Children in Need Sports Day. Photo: Wymondham Leisure Centre - Credit: Archant

It was a busy day for staff and customers at Wymondham as they hosted the BBC Radio Norfolk Children in Need Sports Day.

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre.Picture: ANTONY KEL

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Competitors went up against each other in a range of competitions from circuits to archery and volleyball.

Downham Market Academy Children in Need

Downham Market Academy Children in Need

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.

Nelson Academy Children in Need

Nelson Academy Children in Need

Wymondham High School were crowned champions in the circuit challenge, beating BBC Radio Norfolk.

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre.Picture: ANTONY KEL

Paddle for Pudsey Children in Need event at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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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.

Nursery staff at the West Earlham Infant School on the inflatable assault course in aid of Children

Nursery staff at the West Earlham Infant School on the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need. Clockwise from front left, Sian Timbers, Charlotte Carding, Tara Pickin, Janie Roehrig, and Ami Pittuck. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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.

Nursery staff at the West Earlham Infant School on the inflatable assault course in aid of Children

Nursery staff at the West Earlham Infant School on the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need. From left, Charlotte Carding, Sian Timbers, Tara Pickin, Ami Pittuck, and Janie Roehrig. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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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.

West Earlham Infant School children enjoy the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need.

West Earlham Infant School children enjoy the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need. Frankie Marshall, aged three, tumbles down the slide. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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.'

West Earlham Infant School children enjoy the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need.

West Earlham Infant School children enjoy the inflatable assault course in aid of Children in Need. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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.

Legs and a chest was waxed at the Specsavers store in Lowestoft as part of the Children in Need fund

Legs and a chest was waxed at the Specsavers store in Lowestoft as part of the Children in Need fund-raiser. Ria Stephenson waxes the chest of Steve Mensa-Annan. Picture: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

By 11pm last night the national total raised for Children in Need had broken the £30m barrier.

Youngsters from Reydon Primary school dress-up for Children In Need 2016.

Youngsters from Reydon Primary school dress-up for Children In Need 2016. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Youngsters from Reydon Primary school dress-up for Children In Need 2016.

Youngsters from Reydon Primary school dress-up for Children In Need 2016. - Credit: Nick Butcher

beauty students at CWA raising money for Children in need

beauty students at CWA raising money for Children in need - Credit: Archant

Howard Junior School fundraising for Children in Need 2016. Photo by Staff at Howard Junior School

Howard Junior School fundraising for Children in Need 2016. Photo by Staff at Howard Junior School - Credit: Staff at Howard Junior School

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