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Bromsgrove residents show their spots for Children in Need
GENEROUS fundraisers from across the Bromsgrove district have been doing their bit for Children in Need.
Schools, churches and businesses joined in the fun raising money for the popular annual appeal.
Staff at Bromsgrove District Council raised hundreds of pounds through a super soup kitchen which saw vegetables, grown by staff, made into a variety of home made soups that were then sold to raise money.
A large hand made oak dolls house was donated and raffled off, while a cake and book sale was also held at the authority’s offices.
As more than £300 was raised four male members of staff had to fulfil a promise, made ahead of the appeal, to have their legs waxed.
Nursery children also took part in the fundraising fun last Friday, (November 19).
Home Farm Day Nursery embraced this year’s theme ‘show your spots, lets raise lots’ by inviting its 20 youngsters to get sponsored to dress in spots for the day.
Becky Barry, manager of the Birmingham Road-based nursery, said the children also took part in fun activities, based around this theme.
For the annual appeal Rubery and Rednal youngsters at Jellybabies Stay and Playgroup, based at St Stephen’s Church, wore Pudsey bear ears that they made at the group, and enjoyed participating in a teddy bears picnic.
The children also decorated Pudsey biscuits and cakes.
Nursery manager, Julie Kite-Lightfoot, said: “It was a fun enjoyable way to raise money for children less fortunate than themselves.”