Pudsey’s army provides smiles and cash for Moray’s children

Moray went mad for Children in Need on Friday as thousands was being raised for the national television appeal in the region.

It has also been revealed that some of the cash raised will be staying in the region with the specialist Children’s group Ladybird Development in Lossiemouth recently being told of a £10,000 annual grant from Children in Need in each of the next three years.

Pudsey’s army was out and about in the streets of just about every community as the charity drove towards and amazing national total of £32,620,469. It has been shown in previous years that total is likely to be doubled as pledges continue to arrive until beyond Christmas.

Fundraising in Moray included an effort by students at Moray College UHI, who earlier this week challenged students and teachers to attend wearing a onesie or pyjamas – and pay a minimum £1 donation for the pleasure!

Other challenges at the College included not eating chocolate for 24 hours, not logging on to Facebook – and guessing Pudsey’s birthday.

Children in Need first appeared when the BBC launched the annual event in 1980 – and has now raised over £600million that has changed the lives of young people throughout the country.

The Ladybird Development Group in Lossiemouth is for pre-school aged children in Moray who have additional support needs. A spokeswoman said: “Children in Need are doing a great job – we recently heard that our application for help was successful, and we will be receiving approximately £10,000 a year for the next three years towards our running costs.

“It’s good to know where your donations are going and also that it’s being shared out across the country.”

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