People rally round in aid of annual Children in Need appeal

Worcester News: PUDSEY: Children at Dines Green Community primary school get in the spirit of things. PUDSEY: Children at Dines Green Community primary school get in the spirit of things.

PEOPLE of all ages will be doing their bit to support Pudsey in aid of the annual Children in Need appeal.

More than 2,000 children across Worcestershire have led the way in helping disadvantaged children and young people across Britain by taking part in a synchronised ‘Massage for Pudsey’ event last week.

Ahead of the live television broadcast on BBC1 tomorrow, a total 10 schools took part in the programme, which was based on a specially devised weather story and delivered by Kidderminster-based Go Wellbeing. This helps to create a relaxed and happy learning environment for children.

It saw children draw pictures using hand massage techniques to create different weather scenarios on the back of the child in front of them. Those taking part included 216 pupils at Dines Green Community Primary School, 300 at Cranham Primary School, 21 at Gorse Hill Community Primary School and 136 at Welland Primary School.

Rachael Huff, headteacher at Welland, said: “Everyone enjoyed the massage event for Children in Need. Pupils came to school in their own clothes and it was an exciting opportunity for them to take part in a special activity for charity.”

Yesterday, staff and students at South Worcester College’s Evesham and Malvern sites impersonated South Korean pop sensation PSY in a Gangnam Style dance. They also baked some treats for a cake sale tomorrow. Children throughout the county are also being asked to join a nationwide ‘bounceathon’ by jumping up and down on their garden trampolines in return for donating some pocket money to the appeal.

The Get Britain Bouncing campaign, which runs until Sunday, is being supported by the national trampoline manufacturer, supplier and retailer, Super Tramp, which will be counting up all the hours bounced across the country. To get involved, go to getbritainbouncing. org.uk.

Malvern-based charity Arcos is staging a number of quizzes and games to support the appeal at its office in Hatherton Lodge, Avenue Road, throughout the month, between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. The charity has received funding from Children in Need to set up a sensory room and music room as part of its SMILE (Sensation and Movement Interaction for Life Experience) project.

Meanwhile, Jade Parkins and 17 friends have already collected £416 after they took to Victoria Square, Droitwich, for a dance in their pyjamas which took place on Sunday. The 12-year-olds’ event also saw youngsters performing Irish dance routines and having their faces painted. Members of staff at The Malvern Spa Hotel, Grovewood Road, Malvern, will be taking part in a 15-hour cyclethon on a static gym bike in the hotel’s reception from 6.30am tomorrow. And about 40 girls from the junior section of Malvern Springs Netball Club will be donning their pyjamas for their training session in the sports hall at Dyson Perrins CE Academy tomorrow.

Games, a teddy raffle and the sale of Children in Need memorabilia will raise funds at Pershore Workingmen’s Club, High Street, Pershore, on Friday. Children at Bewdley Primary School will dress in their spottiest clothes and sing throughout the day tomorrow, starting at 8.40am in the playground with their parents and teachers. A tea and coffee morning will be held at the office of Foster Care Co-operative in the Haysfield, Spring Lane North, Malvern, tomorrow from 10am-2pm.

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8:56am Fri 16 Nov 12

More Tea Vicar says...

Everyone? Really?

I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved.

But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC.

And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't.
Everyone? Really? I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved. But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC. And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't. More Tea Vicar
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10:36am Fri 16 Nov 12

CJH says...

More Tea Vicar wrote:
Everyone? Really? I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved. But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC. And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't.
Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning or something Vicar? I hope no-one pays any attention to those mean spirited people who for whatever reason want to belittle people's efforts to raise money for charity, especially where children are involved. If it is a PR vehicle (and so what?) then the means absolutely justifies the ends! Good luck to all those raising money today, and I hope some of it finds it's way to Acorns Children's Hospice. And as for your pedantic 'everyone' criticism, I don't think 'anyone' is going to lose sleep over it, do you?
[quote][p][bold]More Tea Vicar[/bold] wrote: Everyone? Really? I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved. But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC. And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't.[/p][/quote]Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning or something Vicar? I hope no-one pays any attention to those mean spirited people who for whatever reason want to belittle people's efforts to raise money for charity, especially where children are involved. If it is a PR vehicle (and so what?) then the means absolutely justifies the ends! Good luck to all those raising money today, and I hope some of it finds it's way to Acorns Children's Hospice. And as for your pedantic 'everyone' criticism, I don't think 'anyone' is going to lose sleep over it, do you? CJH
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12:47pm Fri 16 Nov 12

More Tea Vicar says...

CJH wrote:
More Tea Vicar wrote:
Everyone? Really? I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved. But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC. And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't.
Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning or something Vicar? I hope no-one pays any attention to those mean spirited people who for whatever reason want to belittle people's efforts to raise money for charity, especially where children are involved. If it is a PR vehicle (and so what?) then the means absolutely justifies the ends! Good luck to all those raising money today, and I hope some of it finds it's way to Acorns Children's Hospice. And as for your pedantic 'everyone' criticism, I don't think 'anyone' is going to lose sleep over it, do you?
No. And don't be so rude.

I was careful to include best wishes to those involved.

There's nothing pedantic about pointing out irritating 'reporter-speak'.

And there are plenty of good reasons to be suspicious of large organisations and their PR machines.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Tea Vicar[/bold] wrote: Everyone? Really? I am all for charity when appropriate, and good luck to those involved. But I always worry when it looks a bit like a PR vehicle for organisations, especially tainted ones like the BBC. And saying 'everyone' is poor journalism, unless it's provenly true. Which this isn't.[/p][/quote]Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning or something Vicar? I hope no-one pays any attention to those mean spirited people who for whatever reason want to belittle people's efforts to raise money for charity, especially where children are involved. If it is a PR vehicle (and so what?) then the means absolutely justifies the ends! Good luck to all those raising money today, and I hope some of it finds it's way to Acorns Children's Hospice. And as for your pedantic 'everyone' criticism, I don't think 'anyone' is going to lose sleep over it, do you?[/p][/quote]No. And don't be so rude. I was careful to include best wishes to those involved. There's nothing pedantic about pointing out irritating 'reporter-speak'. And there are plenty of good reasons to be suspicious of large organisations and their PR machines. More Tea Vicar
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