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- It's Children in Need day
- Across Dorset offices, schools and businesses are fundraising
- Pudsey will be out and about in Westbourne this morning
- Send your pictures to email@example.com
We're signing off for tonight - thanks very much for getting in touch with us today, and we hope you have a great evening watching Children in Need. Remember to donate here.
RT @LittleMixOffic: Children in need tonight so excited To perform hope Ull all be watching :D Jesy xxx— @zayngel4evr 16 November 2012
Personal banker Leigh Marsden and manager Danny Jones at Barclays Bank in Bournemouth had their heads shaved in front of a full banking hall today to raise £1052.36 for Children in Need. The two went from Joey Essex to Mick today thanks to the support of customers and staff at the bank
Over £200 raised today at Bournemouth Collegiate Prep-disco, lucky dips, movies & PJs-all for Children in Need @BBCRadioSolent— @BCSPrep 16 November 2012
In Bournemouth to take calls for #ChildrenInNeed @BBCCiN please call and donate!!— @greg_pryke 16 November 2012
Janet Trent sent in this picture of her four lovely grandchildren, Ellis and Juliet and twins Lisa and Amy, who attend Hamworthy Middle and First Schools
Hosting on this little thing tonight on BBC1 http://t.co/CQ6vSUHv— @grimmers 16 November 2012
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond made a trip to Bournemouth just weeks ago to film a new episode of Top Gear - but tonight the BBC newsreaders will be taking to the wheel instead.
Every year, the team do something brilliant to support Children in Need, and this time they're putting their driving skills to the test for a 'Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car' challenge.
Let's hope they're more Stig than slow...
This fantastic picture is from Kingsleigh Primary School, who raised over £400 with a 'snore off' between the Houses. Each House had to snore as loudly as they could, and the volume was recorded using a soundmeter. The winning House, Yellow Lions, achieved an amazing 86 decibel snore! Black Mambas House also raised £123 all on their own with a cake sale. And before you ask, yes that is headmaster Richard Gower wearing a purple dressing gown!
Things are starting to slow up as we approach the end of the day - but we're still here, and if you'd like to send any of your Children in Need pictures over, feel free! Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherries Richard Hughes and Charlie Sheringham visited Twynham School in Christchurch today to raffle a signed shirt for Children in Need. The school reckons it could have raised more than £500 during the day, which is a great result!
These students at the Capital School of English in Wimborne Road have made £1,120 for Children in Need today selling cakes to passers-by
Want to help DK Books raise £3000 for Children in Need today? Make sure you take part in their quiz!
This is five-year-old Aimee, who goes to Merley First School. All of the pupils and their teachers dressed in pyjamas today for Children in Need - what a fantastic effort!
Isn't Chris Moyles meant to be performing in Bournemouth tonight?!
Children in Need tonight.. Between 9 and 9:30pm. Look out for me dancing with 2 legends. And please give some money. Thanks. #CIN— @CHRISDJMOYLES 16 November 2012
And on a foggy day in London, camera crews are getting ready for the show...
(Some of) The rig: Children in Need at Tower of London http://t.co/RZDUFzv6— @ianramsdale 16 November 2012
Dr Who fans will enjoy Children in Need tonight!
Christmas Special Title To Be Revealed Tonight: The title of this year's Doctor Who Christmas special will be re... http://t.co/b3fMN5XJ— @DoctorWhoNews 16 November 2012
Pupils at Hill View Primary School in Bournemouth will be wearing spots and stripes all day today for Children in Need, while youngsters at Moordown St John’s won’t even have to get changed this morning – they’ll spend the day in pyjamas!
Employees at Orona lift company in Ferndown went in to work in their pyjamas and have so far raised £115 and counting!
The Holly Tree in Moordown will be helping to raise money for Children in Need tomorrow with a Where's Wally event.
Everyone will be dressed up in stripes for the big day, and pub manager Sophie Smith said: “We are hoping to raise as much money as we can for this great cause this Saturday because it focuses not only on youngsters across the UK but could also help those who need it, here in Bournemouth.”
My Lil man doing his bit for #ChildrenInNeed #Bournemouth http://t.co/RpilGt3V— @Cazism2 16 November 2012
Staff at NatWest in Ashley Road, Parkstone are having a dotty day to raise money for Children in Need, and they look brilliant! But the bad weather is keeping customers away, so if you're in the area, pop in and help them raise some money for Children in Need. They've made almost £50 so far today.
@Winter_Alex Check out our fantastic #ChildrenInNeed #Pudsey cake! We have had a #bakeoff to raise money for #CIN. http://t.co/mYQ8JO8Y— @teachersfinance 16 November 2012
Keep your emails and Tweets coming in - it's fantastic to hear what everyone's up to for Children in Need! Email email@example.com or Tweet us @bournemouthecho
This kind-hearted boy is six-year-old Aaron from Upton, who has autism. His mum Emma has been in touch to say he wanted to bake Pudsey biscuits today as part of his home education because he wants to help other children.
We've had an email from Jane Wilson at Upton Junior School. She told us the children have made a donation to Children in Need in return for coming to school dressed as characters and celebrities. Later on today, they'll be taking part in a talent show. They've already raised a whopping £450 for charity!
Do you remember this little scamp winning Britain's Got Talent earlier this year? He's back tonight performing a dance with his namesake, Pudsey.
Here's a shot of hardworking coaches at Southbourne Tennis Club in Ilford Lane. Today, they've been raising money for Children in Need by covering 26 miles on the court as part of a cardio tennis session. They've already raised £200, but are hoping for more donations, so if you're nearby, make sure you pop down to support a fantastic cause.
Community rep Dee Knights, who works at the Poole Housing Partnership, is hosting a Pudsey fun day today with home-made cakes on sale, games and a raffle. She's also wearing her spotted pyjamas. Well done Dee!
If you're planning a night on the sofa watching Children in Need tonight, have a look here to see the line-up of events. Looks like it's going to be a good one!
Pudsey will be entertaining shoppers and raising money for a great cause at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole today. Keep an eye out and tweet us pictures if you see him!
Crazy children in need stunt..I drove from Wimborne to Rome in a Eurorally event as part of a team in a yellow spotty megane! @raf_chris— @MattHowman 16 November 2012
Celebrating #childreninneed this morning at our #southbourne music, lights and imagination sensory sessions— @minkymoos1 16 November 2012
Here are some of the children at St. Joseph's in Christchurch with their enormous hand-made Pudsey. They've also been holding a sponsored silence. We think they've done fantastically well!
Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors in Charminster have come up with a bear-rific way of raising money for Children in Need today - by bringing their teddies to work with them. Even managing partner Nigel Smith brought his childhood teddy into work this morning! About 30 bears turned up for work (accompanied by their human owners of course).
Don't forget! Tune into BBC's Children In Need tonight to see the boys perform Little Things and Live While We're Young live! @BBCCiN 1DHQ x— @onedirection 16 November 2012
Pyjamas, dressing gowns and cuddly toys are the order of the day at Colten Care's Fernhill home.
Staff donated money for wearing their nightwear and bringing in their favourite soft toy, and several residents have joined in too.
If you're heading to Asda at Castlepoint today, keep an eye out for some famous superheroes who will be collecting for Children in Need today. Little ones will enjoy a visit to the store tomorrow too - there'll be a land train giving trips around the shopping centre for donations.
The designer Pudsey Bear collection raised over £150,000 at an auction last night http://t.co/iJedxVww— @BritishVogue 16 November 2012
Staff at our Wimborne Road offices came to work in their onesies today raising money for #childreninneed http://t.co/XRB1dWRw— @DorsetFire 16 November 2012
We've heard kids at St. Joseph's School in Christchurch have raised £250 by making life-sized Pudsey and Blush bears. We'll update with the pictures when we can, but in the meantime, here's a photo of the two bears
In London another star-studded Children In Need day kicks off with a bachelor auction: #CiN http://t.co/YlYNb93W— @bbcHIGNFY 16 November 2012
We've been sent this picture from children's entertainer Jamie Jigsaw:
If you’d prefer to raise money for Children in Need with high culture rather than baked bean baths and dressing up, you’ll enjoy the premier performance of The Birth of Christ on December 2. The performance will take place on December 2 at St Christopher’s Church in Burleigh Road, Southbourne at 7.30pm. Entry for the event is free, but anything donated will go to Children in Need – to reserve seats, call (01202) 486646.
You can indulge your online shopping addiction today knowing your hard-earned cash will benefit people in the UK and around the world with Children in Need. The charity has set up this eBay page where you can bid on a VIP meet and greet with Girls Aloud, a signed Chelsea shirt or, amazingly, the Honda motorbike used by James Bond in Skyfall!
An email from Becky at Christchurch Tyre Co:
We are here to raise as much money as we can for Children in Need.......SO.....pop in for your FREE tyre check and grab yourself a SCRUMPTIOUS HOME MADE CAKE, and see the office workforce turned out in our best spots, then, we would kindly ask you to pop a donation in our bucket, to help such a worthy cause. You will be greeted with a big smile - and a word of advice wear your sunglasses we are rather bright...
Take alook at me recording in Albert Sq for Tonights Children In Need do EastEnders http://t.co/nL8ZmtJZ . BBC1 from 7.30pm #CIN— @Lord_Sugar 16 November 2012
This is Hope and her little boy Isaac, who visit the Springbourne Family Centre in Boscombe. The centre was given three years of funding by Children in Need, which will run out in August next year. Chief executive Donna Blanche said it has provided them with three years of stability so they can continue helping 100 families every year. If you'd like to donate today, you can do that here.
If you'd like to send us pictures or updates today, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @bournemouthecho.co.uk - we'd love to hear from you!
Here's a photo of little Declan's Pudsey haircut - he told us this week that he's getting a lot of attention, and we think he looks bear-illiant!
@Bournemouthecho Check out our fantastic #ChildrenInNeed #Pudsey cake! We have had a #bakeoff to raise money for #CIN. http://t.co/mYQ8JO8Y— @teachersfinance 16 November 2012
Southbourne hairdresser Mark James will spend tonight cutting a Pudsey bear into the back of a customer’s head.
Mr James will be on your screens a few times tonight, with cameras returning to him as he does the cut. He perfected the design on eight-year-old Declan Lovelock last week - you might remember reading about it in the Echo, but if you missed it, catch up here. The extreme haircut will be completed in Winchester, and Mark’s partner at Mark James Hair Care and Design, Alison Sowden, said: “There will be a lot of shots of Mark on the television because the cameras will show him before, during and after the haircut.”
@Bournemouthecho Our Gillingham office have come to work in their pyjamas today to support Children In Need! #CiN http://t.co/7y2XnpHq— @alanandthomas 16 November 2012
Children in need cake sale happening now outside ludo lounge! come and show the kids some support, the cakes are... http://t.co/473RkseV— @LudoLounge 16 November 2012
Staff at MY Salon in Parkstone Road, Poole, are holding an all-day cake sale with juniors dressing up especially for Children in Need.
If you've got pictures of your fundraising event, send them to us at email@example.com
There are more children in pyjamas at Branksome Heath Middle School , where a raffle is also being held.
And a cake sale is raising funds at the Capital School of English in Winton with games and a raffle also being held in a bid to raise more than £1,000.
At Southbourne Tennis Club coach James Burr and three others will be running 26 miles on the court for Children in Need.
Two AFC Bournemouth footballers are visiting a fair and signing memorabilia as well as a shirt for a raffle at Twynham School in Christchurch.
At Bournemouth Collegiate School teachers are getting soaked in a sponge dunking fundraiser with students singing and dancing to raise cash.
Children have made a life-sized Pudsey bear and are holding a sponsored silence at St Joseph’s school in Christchurch and Glenmoor School in Bournemouth is also holding a sponsored silence.
Here's a few of the events happening today...
Children at Christchurch Montessori Nursery in Fairmile Road and those at Little Stars Nursery in Penn Hill in Poole are wearing their pyjamas today. Students at Cranborne First School turned up as their favourite film characters.
It's here! Are you being spotty, silly, brave, silent, fun, underdressed, hairless or many other brilliant things for #CiN? 7.30pm, BBC One!— @BBCCiN 16 November 2012
#Pudsey and one of our beefeaters have been spotted practicing on the Tower's ice rink ahead of #CiN tomorrow @BBCCiN http://t.co/UWP67mOB— @HRP_palaces 15 November 2012
Photographer Jon Beal took this pic of Pudsey in Westbourne ...
Morning. What are you doing for Children in Need today? We want to see your pictures!