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.