Chester Park helps Children in Need

November 25 2019
Chester Park helps Children in Need

YOUNGSTERS from Chester Park infant and junior schools made the most of the chance to leave their uniform at home for a day – and raised hundreds of pounds for charity in the process.

The event for this year's Children in Need day included a visit from the national appeal's mascot Pudsey bear and raised more than £360.

Head teacher Mike McNama said: "The children of Chester Park had a special visitor recently as Pudsey turned up to help raise money for Children In Need.

"The children and the parents loved seeing Pudsey and dressing in non-uniform for the day.  The schools raised £367.37.

"The School Council work hard to support a range of charities over the course of the year and have worked closely with the NSPCC to raise money through a sponsored spelling event, as well as supporting the Julian Trust through donations of food for the homeless.”

Overall this year's BBC Children in Need has raised around £48 million so far.

Since it was founded, Children in Need has given more than £2.1 million to Bristol projects, including £79,330 this year to Home-Start Bristol to fund weekly support sessions for families with children who are experiencing complex needs and parenting issues.