HUNDREDS of nurseries, schools and businesses across East Lancashire have proved spot-on by raising cash for Children In Need.

After an appeal on social media, our readers have sent in their photographs of workers and youngsters sporting furry ears and yellow outfits for the day.

Students at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS) transformed an initial £80 donation into a whopping £875 for Children in Need following a ‘Dragons Den’-style competition involving pitching ideas for a Pudsey-themed fundraiser.

Members of the school’s Social Enterprise Club had two weeks to come up with ideas and produce a business plan setting out what they would do to raise the most money for the annual charity appeal.

Four teams of students then pitched their business plans to a panel of judges to explain how they would use a £20 start-up budget to fund a series of activities across the school. Each business plan included financial projections and details of their fundraising ideas.

Throughout the week, the teams have held a Children in Need marketplace during lunchtimes. Pupils have been able to buy a wide selection of Pudsey-themed goodies, from cakes, waffles and pizza to Pudsey tattoos. The girls have taken part in charity challenges and games too, such as pin the bandana on Pudsey and a cupcake design contest.

Mariya Mohmed, a member of TIGHS’ Social Enterprise Club, said: “Children in Need week was really enjoyable.

“When we looked into supporting Children in Need, we realised there are young people who are not as blessed as us, so it was a fantastic chance to help them. We were very happy to see our friends giving money to charity. I hope we can make a difference to the lives of children who are less fortunate.”

Officials from Pendle Primary Academy hosted a chocolate tombola and coffee morning for parents and the local community to raise money for the campaign.

Check out our website for a gallery of more pictures of children getting ready for the day.