Children in Need is fun for ‘onesie’ and all

Published on: 30 Jan 2014

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SUPERHEROES large and small were spotted all over the Downend area for the annual BBC Children in Need extravaganza.

The wearing of onesies was also a popular fundraising activity - and not only for children.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green and at Downend School were among those who embraced the fancy-dress theme.

Batman, Superman and fair few princesses were in evidence at the Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School in Downend for their superheroes day, which raised £316.

Claire Godfrey, from Mama Bear’s, said: “We are great supporters of Children in Need every year and each one of our nurseries is taking part in some activity to raise money for the charity. It’s a great event for the children to get involved in and, of course, a fantastic cause to support.”

Children at Barley Close Primary School raised £421.24 by holding a non-uniform day while those at Christ Church Infant School wore their pyjamas or onesies to school.

At Downend School staff and students were encouraged to come in dressed as their hero.

Deputy head Mark Fuller said: “There were a few unusual sightings during the day, including several of Elvis!

“In order to maximise fundraising opportunities a number of staff v student challenges took place including badminton at lunch time and football after school.


“The results of these games are obviously still a closely guarded secret, although Mr Dorman’s ability to play badminton didn’t seem to be compromised by the fact he was wearing his favourite onesie!”

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