One sixth form and Otley College take part Children in Need fundraisers

Staff and students at One take part in Super hero event as part of Children in Need.

Staff and students at One take part in Super hero event as part of Children in Need.

Sixth forms and colleges across the region have been getting involved in this year’s Children in Need campaign.

Staff and students at One take part in Super hero event as part of Children in Need.

Staff and students at One take part in Super hero event as part of Children in Need.

Staff and students at Otley College donned onesies, organised a how many sweets in the jar and guess the name of the teddy competition, created a cake sale, had a photo booth and a raffle.

One member of staff busked in the canteen to raise funds and staff also brought teddy bears to work as part of a the BBC Radio Suffolk initiative.

Otley student Keely Hanson said: “There are loads of children in the UK that need help and that’s why this campaign is so important. It was a fun day - but obviously the charity has a serious message and we were delighted to do our bit.”

The money is still being counted but the college has so far brought in more than £100.

Students at One sixth form in Ipswich organised a ‘be your childhood hero’ theme this year to help support Children in Need.

Students and staff got dressed up today and the winner of this competition was Alfie Vaughan who came as Slash from Guns N’ Roses.

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Alfie received an Xbox one for winning this competition thanks to a donation from Dave Howard who is the retail and property director of GAME.

In addition to the fancy dress competition, the college organised a bake sale and engineering students raised more than £120.

Frances Vickerstaff, senior administrator of communications and marketing at One, said: “It was a fun day and I would like to thank our students – Lydia Howard and Stef Embleton - for helping co-ordinate activities. The fancy dress competition raised a few smiles and one of our staff (Aiden Allbutt) made a Pudsey cake that was very impressive.”

In total, One raised £924.