LiveChildren in Need: live updates

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Summary

  • 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 alex.winter@bournemouthecho.co.uk

7:18pm

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.

7:05pm

Looks like Jesy from Little Mix is looking forward to this evening!
 
To follow updates tonight on Twitter, you might want to follow @BBCCiN

6:57pm

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

Bournemouth Echo: Personal banker Leigh Marsden and manager Danny Jones of Barclays Bank shave their heads for Children in Need

6:16pm

5:56pm

5:24pm

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

Bournemouth Echo: Ellis and Juliet and twins Lisa and Amy Mann from Hamworthy raise money for Children in Need

5:11pm

 

5:08pm

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...

Bournemouth Echo:

5:02pm

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!

 

Bournemouth Echo:

 

4:56pm

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.winter@bournemouthecho.co.uk

4:45pm

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!

Bournemouth Echo: Richard Hughes and Charlie Sheringham raffle a signed shirt for Children in Need at Twynham School

4:42pm

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

Bournemouth Echo: Students at the Capital School of English sell cakes for Children in Need

4:06pm

Want to help DK Books raise £3000 for Children in Need today? Make sure you take part in their quiz!

4:03pm

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!

Bournemouth Echo:

 

3:41pm

Isn't Chris Moyles meant to be performing in Bournemouth tonight?!

3:39pm

And on a foggy day in London, camera crews are getting ready for the show...

 

3:36pm

Dr Who fans will enjoy Children in Need tonight!

 

3:15pm

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!

3:13pm

Employees at Orona lift company in Ferndown went in to work in their pyjamas and have so far raised £115 and counting!Bournemouth Echo:

3:04pm

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.”

2:52pm

 

2:51pm

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.

Bournemouth Echo:

2:41pm

That looks delicious! Is anyone else baking for Children in Need today?  

2:39pm

Keep your emails and Tweets coming in - it's fantastic to hear what everyone's up to for Children in Need! Email alex.winter@bournemouthecho.co.uk or Tweet us @bournemouthecho 

2:37pm

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. Bournemouth Echo: Six-year-old Aaron bakes biscuits for Children in Need

2:33pm

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!

Bournemouth Echo:

1:56pm

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.

Bournemouth Echo: Pudsey from Britain's Got Talent will perform on Children in Need tonight

1:45pm

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.Bournemouth Echo: Coaches at Southbourne Tennis Club raise cash for Children in Need

1:34pm

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!

1:31pm

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!

1:23pm

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!

1:21pm

Just spotted this on Twitter - amazing!
 

1:16pm

1:10pm

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!

Bournemouth Echo:

1:03pm

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).Bournemouth Echo:

12:54pm

Any One Direction fans out there? Make sure you watch Children in Need tonight!

12:47pm

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.Bournemouth Echo:

12:40pm

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.

12:22pm

And if you were wondering if Pudsey scrubs up well...

12:18pm

 

12:12pm

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 bearsBournemouth Echo:

11:58am

 

Bidding off to a slow start in Westminster:

11:55am

We've been sent this picture from children's entertainer Jamie Jigsaw:

Bournemouth Echo:

11:51am

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.

11:44am

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!

11:34am

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...

Bournemouth Echo: Wearing our spots hope to raise lots

 

Bournemouth Echo: Wearing our spots hope to raise lots

11:34am

If you're watching Children in Need tonight, be very afraid...

11:28am

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.Bournemouth Echo: Hope and Isaac from the Southbourne Family Centre in Boscombe, which received Children in Need funding

11:21am

If you'd like to send us pictures or updates today, get in touch by emailing alex.winter@bournemouthecho.co.uk or tweet us @bournemouthecho.co.uk - we'd love to hear from you!

11:18am

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!

Bournemouth Echo: Declan Lovelock with hairdresser Mark James

11:12am

11:08am

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.”

10:51am

10:47am

10:45am

Staff at MY Salon in Parkstone Road, Poole, are holding an all-day cake sale with juniors dressing up especially for Children in Need.

10:36am

If you've got pictures of your fundraising event, send them to us at digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

10:35am

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.

10:35am

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.

 

10:35am

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.

 

10:15am

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10:15am

Bournemouth Echo:

10:14am

Photographer Jon Beal took this pic of Pudsey in Westbourne ...

Bournemouth Echo:

10:11am

Morning. What are you doing for Children in Need today? We want to see your pictures!

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4:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

muscliffman says...

Brilliant cause and I have done a lot myself over the years for Children in Need.

But am I wrong to think in current circumstances that today this is just a bit awkward. Are the BBC going to mention child abuse or Savile, etc, shoud they..........this same organisation is itself now central in more than one developing alleged child welfare abuse investigation after all.

Perhaps they could have waited for the dust to settle and passed over this year's event and directed people instead to the many alternative child welfare donation routes.

Record amount raised, I think there may be.
Brilliant cause and I have done a lot myself over the years for Children in Need. But am I wrong to think in current circumstances that today this is just a bit awkward. Are the BBC going to mention child abuse or Savile, etc, shoud they..........this same organisation is itself now central in more than one developing alleged child welfare abuse investigation after all. Perhaps they could have waited for the dust to settle and passed over this year's event and directed people instead to the many alternative child welfare donation routes. Record amount raised, I think there may be. muscliffman
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6:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

keith milton says...

anyone sending money to the bbc's children in need,
should be locked up for aiding and abetting a paedophile outfit.you should also cancel the licence fee.

do something directly for children in your local area.
anyone sending money to the bbc's children in need, should be locked up for aiding and abetting a paedophile outfit.you should also cancel the licence fee. do something directly for children in your local area. keith milton
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9:12pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Derf says...

the BBC... that throw single mums in prison because they can't afford the mandatory fee thats dictated to watch TV, then have a whip round for the now needy kids of those very same mothers. (despite being an organisation that made £40.1 million profit last year)
the BBC... that throw single mums in prison because they can't afford the mandatory fee thats dictated to watch TV, then have a whip round for the now needy kids of those very same mothers. (despite being an organisation that made £40.1 million profit last year) Derf
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