18:26 Friday 15 November 2013

VIDEO - Grin and Bear it for Pudsey

Written bySARAH BOULD

ONESIES, men in heels, and superheroes were just some of the themes for folk in Burton who took part in fund-raising events for Children in Need.

The annual event saw hoards of people wanting to help the worthy charity which famously has a big yellow bear called Pudsey as its mascot.

Groups and organisations taking part included pupils at Abbot Beyne school in Winshill who went to school in their onesies for the day. Winshill Pre School also had a fancy dress theme, and Tower View Primary School in Winshill were superheroes for the day, with Superman, Batman and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles amongst the characters chosen by children.

Newhall Junior School wore their onesies, and Newhall Infants School saw youngsters and staff dressed up as heroes and villains including Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, and characters from The Avengers.

Greggs in Swadlincote donned their Pudsey ears and staff at Hobby Craft in Branston also went for a onesies theme. Other companies who got into the charity spirit were Shoezone in The Octagon shopping centre and HK Celebrations.

There were some sore feet for Burton hairdressers Brian Wallace and Andrew Booth who decided to wear women’s heels for the day.

Owner of Visage Andrew Booth said: “It has been excruciatingly painful but has been fun. We have had lots of people popping in, and have also been selling cakes. We got a tin for people to donate money. We have raised £400 so far.”

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