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PJs and parties for Children in Need's Pudsey Bear

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: November 20, 2013

Brimscombe Primary School pupils dresses up for Children in Need

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CHILDREN in Need was a topsy turvey day right around the Stroud valleys as fund raisers of all ages wore their pyjamas to work and school.

Pupils and their teachers at Brimscombe Church of England Primary School were typical of many when they swapped their uniforms and work clothes for onesies.

Some even took along their teddy bears, the school’s headteacher Karen Riordan said.

Night clothes were to the fore in exchange for a donation, tuck was sold for the good cause too and altogether £220 was collected to be counted among the record £31 million Children in Need total for 2013.

“It was funny everybody was in the library almost ready to fall asleep, all snuggled up in really comfortable clothes,” Mrs Riordan said.

It was a similar story across at Rodborough Community Primary School, another among the dozens of local Children in Need efforts.

There spotty clothes or pyjamas ruled the day, as at the Season’s Nursery where even staff donned PJs.

Employees at Stroud District council collected £533, again with fancy dress, and across the district collecting tins were rattled and shaken.

Staff at Fifth Dimension gym in Stroud also dressed up for the day.

Children in Need proceeds go to help disadvantaged boys and girls in the UK.

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