CREATIVE thinking saw a host of events to raise funds for Children In Need at businesses, schools and groups across the Harborough and Lutterworth area.
4 At Great Bowden Academy children in Year Six held a flash dance on Friday morning, raising £70.
4 Swinford Primary School had a fun dress up day, which saw headteacher Edy O’Connor wear a chicken outfit, with children given the option of making him stay in costume or allowing him to return to his own clothes. They voted for him to remain a chicken.
A cake and hot chocolate sale also contributed to the total of £200 raised.
4 Staff at Zizzi restaurant in High Street, Harborough swapped roles on Thursday as managers spent the day as waiters and waitresses.
A total of £130 was raised by the restaurant, which is also acting as a drop-off point for Christmas presents for donation to children at hospitals and hospices.
4 Warrington School of Dance and Helen Guy Dance Academy took part in an attempt to break the world record for the most people tap dancing at the same time at Lutterworth Performing Arts Centre on Sunday. Dancers of all ages took part, raising £410.
4 Farndon Fields Primary School pupils took part in a competition to choose one student to be headteacher for the day.
Harry Baxendale (9) won the title and took up the duties of headteacher Steve Snelson. Harry cemented a brick into place on the school’s classroom extension, visited classrooms to check on pupils’ progress and is writing a report to the governors about the latest goings on at the school. A total of £505.64 was raised.
4 The Attic Room Design Ltd in East Langton had a bad taste theme to their fundraising event, with male staff given makeovers, homemade cakes sold and a swear jar set up for the day.
Staff member Charlie Holton also jumped in the lake at the back of the office for the cause, helping to raise £300.
Laura Askew, of The Attic Room, said: “Everyone really got into the spirit and not only did we manage to have lots of laughter and fun, we were able to give something back to those in need.”
4 Kibworth Primary School raised more than £500 thanks to pupils and teachers wearing pyjamas all day.
4 Ash Raithatha and Abdul Bahar of the Cinnamon Lounge in Medbourne delivered free food to businesses in Harborough in return for donations to Children In Need, which raised £468.
4 Staff from Core Management Logistics have been fundraising for weeks with raffles, cake sales and various games.
On Friday they had a Pudsey marathon where staff at the company ran round its HQ at Magna Park passing a toy Pudsey as a baton. More than £6,000 will be split between Children In Need and Rainbows.
4 Children at Leicester Grammar Junior school wore funky wellies and socks for the day and raised more than £960.
4 Double act Laura Luetchford and Kathy Deacon dressed as Abba to entertain their colleagues at Fosters Food, raising £200.