THE generosity of Redditch shoppers has been praised by the local Lions club after they raised an incredible £1,100 in a bucket shake for Children in Need in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre last Friday (November 13).
“We owe a special thanks to the Kingfisher Centre management team,” said club secretary Bill Southworth.
“They are very kind to allow us to collect every year and without them we would not have been so successful.
“Also our special thanks to all the people of Redditch who donated on the day. Every penny is turned over to the BBC Children in Need Appeal.”
Meanwhile pupils at Beoley First School baked up a storm for Children in Need – raising more than £400 for the cause.
The children, who were allowed to come to school in their onesies and pyjamas, helped to collect £414.17 during the cake sale.
Katie Sweeney, deputy head, said: “We raised an amazing total for this fabulous cause and the children had great fun both baking and eating.”
Elsewhere kind-hearted members of Kingfisher Redditch Ladies Circle were busy at the town’s new Asda store raising £193.07 in donations from customers for the worthy cause.
Not to be outdone pupils and staff at St Stephens First School had a fantastic day raising an amazing £236 for Children in Need.
Staff and children all dressed up as heroes with a special hero-themed assembly getting the day started featuring some of the children from Year 4 dancing and cheerleading, sharing poems and prayers.
There was also a surprise visit by Howzman and Blossom from Imagination Street Redditch, who were greeted by cheers of excitement and the cheers grew even louder as the two mascots led the teachers in a Flash Mob Dance to the song Cartoon Heroes.
This was followed with a cake sale with the children then enjoying fun activities including entering a Poem for Pudsey competition.