People in Staffordshire raise money for BBC’s Children in Need 2014


People across Staffordshire have been getting involved with weird and wonderful fundraising activities to help raise cash for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

Here is StaffsLive’s guide to what has been going on around the county:


Children in Need- Staffordshire Police Tri's for Pudsey

Staffordshire Police Tri’s for Pudsey

Officers and staff at Staffordshire Police Headquarters pushed themselves to the limit with Let’s Tri for Pudsey an inter-departmental mini-triathlon.

Chief Constable Jane Sawyers said: “Last year officers and staff raised £4,300, and we are really excited this year to ‘tri’ and surpass that total.”

Each team of three had one rower, one cyclist and one runner, completing 15 minutes on their chosen machine.


Emma Bridgewater Factory – Children in Need Bake Sale

In aid of Children in Need, the café in Stoke-on-Trent will ran a bake sale.

All of the cakes were baked by the staff  and were available to buy.

Staffordshire University – Henrion Building

The cartoon and comic art students were at the Henrion Gallery, where people made donations to BBC Children in Need and the art students would draw them as their favourite superhero.


The Basement Club – Status Event present Children in Need fundraiser

Date: Saturday, November 15

The Basement Club in Marsh Street, Hanley, are putting on a charity gig, with a line up of DJs, headlined by Amy Banks and Louise Adams.

It takes place from 9pm-4am and tickets cost £5 the door all night. All proceeds will go to the charity.


Newcastle-under-Lyme College – Non-stop rowing and cycling challenge

Newcastle-under-Lyme College have set themselves a challenge of non-stop rowing and cycling at the Gordon Banks Sports Centre.

On Thursday, November, 13, they achieved a rowing distance of 67.5km. Collectively, they clocked up 145km on the cycle – more than 90 miles, a journey from Newcastle-under-Lyme College to Birmingham and back.


Longton driving instructor to join 2,000-mile relay – The Big Learner Relay

Longton driving instructor, Dave Shannon, 34, joined another 146 driving instructors for a marathon lesson covering 2,000 miles.

It began in Northern Ireland and will end on November, 14, in Birmingham.

Each instructor has been giving a one-hour lesson with a learner before passing the special roof box on to the next team.

Dave, who runs Drive Ahead School of Motoring, took one of his more experienced learners from the Asda store in Tunstall to the Asda in Stafford.

See below how Staffordshire University students have been sketching cartoons for Children in Need.




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