Today is the day volunteers across East Lancashire will happily immerse themselves in baths of baked beans, undertake some kind of dance marathon or generally make fools of themselves.

Yes, Children in Need returns and this got us searching in the archive for photos of previous Children in Need events.

All the pictured featured here are from 1997 when the good folk of East Lancashire certainly did their bit for the TV charity appeal.

Perhaps you are on one of the photos or recognise someone who is.

If you are organising an event for Children in Need this year then take some photos and send them to us. We’d love to feature them in the Lancashire Telegraph. Click on the ‘Contact us’ link on the Lancashire Telegraph website and follow the instructions or leave a comment.