Children in Need - Exmouth gets creative

PUBLISHED: 14:27 18 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:02 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH people got in the spirit of Children in Need with creative fundraising ideas including men having their hair removed.

EXMOUTH people got in the spirit of Children in Need with creative fundraising ideas including men having their hair removed.

Liverton Copse held a function in the evening where Rick Nobbs, Entertainment Manager at the social club had his head shaved, after growing his hair for two years.

Rick and his wife Anne organised various activities during the evening including a choir, auction and raffle with prizes donated by Tesco.

The whole evening raised over £2,000.

Nick said; "It was a very successful evening and although I feel a little cold around the ears today, it was all worth it."

Woodbury resident Shaun Meldon opened his doors for the Children in Need Appeal to allow people to play on his large collection of Retro arcade games.

At Bassetts Farm Primary School, children got to dress up in whatever they fancied for the day and took in their teddy bears dressed as Pudseys.

They raised £270.

If you wandered into Specsavers you may have thought you wanted your eyes testing as you found yourself served by the Queen, Harry Potter or Velma from Scooby doo. Their fun dress up day raised £172.

The Dolphin School dressed as ancient Greeks for the day, experiencing Greek food and music.

Children from Woodbury Primary school went dotty with dots on their clothes and faces and raised £90. Brixington Primary School also followed the Pudsey trend and raised £300.

Pebbles Day Nursery children wore fancy dress and their chef Kiron Jackman agreed to undergo the pain of having his leg waxed while the parents watched on.

A total of £173 was raised at the nursery.

Happy Days Nursery also had children in fancy dress.

Exmouth Boots staff wore colourful outfits and spotty nail varnish and three of the male staff members agreed to have a leg wax.

John Titterton and David Lever were the first to have their long leg hairs ripped out - before manager David Lever was summoned to the chair.

In total, the Magnolia Centre store raised £600.

Withycombe Raleigh Primary School created a human rainbow with each Year group wearing one of the seven colours.

The whole school congregated in the playground and created a huge arch rainbow. Dave Perkins, PSCHE Co-ordinator said; "We decided to form a rainbow to highlight to the pupils the importance of rain for growing crops and how some children who live in dry countries don't see rainfall.'

The school raised £200.

East Devon Leisure Centre raised £315.00 for Children in Need by rowing the length of the English Channel over twelve hours.

They surpassed this amount and actually rowed 150,000 metres.

Staff member Warwick Gould said; "We had a good day, staff and the general public all joined in to row some of the way.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Exmouth Journal