PICTURE GALLERY: Bridlington takes part in Children in Need

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Children in Need again proved popular in Bridlington as people all over the town raised money for the cause.

The annual event raises funds used to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Cliff House Nursery.'Children in Need.'NBFP PA1346-16

Cliff House Nursery.'Children in Need.'NBFP PA1346-16

Our photographer Paul Atkinson captured the fun at just some of the events in Bridlington.

Martongate School held a variety of events - with pupils going to school dressed as superheroes.

A prize was given to the best costume in each class, while the school also held a Children in Need disco on Friday evening.

Head teacher David Carruthers said: “It was a nice, enjoyable day. A group of our Year 6 pupils, totally on their own initiative, organised a bake sale and raised around £70. The rest of the money raised has not been counted yet, but some of it was given to the Round Table collection.”

Members of Bridlington Round Table were out and about visiting schools around the town, also in costume.

Greg Miller, of the Round Table, said: “It went really well, as it always does.

“We had some new costumes this year, Pudsey Bear, which the children always like to see and it was a good event. I think we had sponsorship from Naked Fish for one of the suits.

“We raised more than £2,000 on the day.

“The members visit all of the schools in Bridlington, and the surrounding areas such as Bempton and Flamborough, and schools always do something to mark the occasion.”

Face painting, selling buns and cakes and everyone wearing spotted clothes helped Bridlington Nursery raise £206.

There were plenty of three to four year olds enjoying the fun along with parents at the nursery which has 89 youngsters on roll.

New Pasture Lane school decided to share its £233.71 made on Children in Need Day between the charity and the Philippines disaster fund.

Pupils could choose between wearing non-uniform clothing or dressing as heros and heroines, and the bulk of the money was raised from the sale of cakes and buns made by staff.

Cliffe House Nursery raised £87 after children went in fancy dress.

Park Nursery raised £177.77 after holding a day long event featuring fancy dress and cakes while adult supervisors all turned up in their pyjamas. They have around 120 children who come to the nursery and run a Children in Need fundraising event every year.

Becky Fisher, pre-school supervisor, said: “It went really well, we were very pleased with the total. I think it is the most we have raised for a charity for a long time.

“The children loved dressing up.”

Dozens of other events also went on around the town, no doubt raising much more for the annual appeal, which raised a record amount nationally of £31m.