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Fancy Dress fun for Children in Need

Staff and students at Havering Sixth Form College joined in the fun for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal again this year – raising almost £250.

Teacher Sheri Bernstein (pictured centre) along with her colleagues Lee Smith (left) and Martha Campbell-Irving (right) all from the English department, got dressed up for the occasion wearing their costumes for the whole day on Friday.

Sheri, who runs the RAG (Raise and Give) Society in College, and students who belong to the society, shook buckets to collect cash and sold out of the special Children in Need wristbands, badges and other merchandise on the day.

“It was fun to dress up and raise money for such a worthwhile cause,” Sheri said. “The RAG Society will be doing lots of other fundraising in the coming weeks and months.”

Children in Need has now raised over £1bn since it was launched in 1980. This year a record-breaking £50.6m was donated during Friday night’s (November 16th) programme, which included Boyzone doing Strictly Come Dancing and the EastEnders cast performing a medley of Disney songs.

The money raised goes towards helping children across the country. The charity is currently supporting 2,400 projects, helping children facing a range of disadvantages, such as poverty, abuse or physical disability.


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