Lochaber kids do their bit for Pudsey appeal

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Local youngsters did their bit for this year’s Children in Need appeal, with the BBC annual fund-raiser on Friday night garnering a record UK nationwide total of more than £50 million.

It brings the overall total raised by the event since it started in 1980 to more than £1 billion, with thousands of projects supporting children dealing with a raft of issues including poverty, abuse and disability.

Pupils at St Columba’s Primary in Caol raised a fantastic £455.05, while those at Lundavra raked in a superb £231 from their events.

Pupils at Caol Primary collected an amazing £330, while Banavie Primary’s ‘dress down day’ raised a brilliant £355.52

Other schools holding events for Children in Need included primaries at Inverlochy and Strontian.



Pupils at Banavie Primary enjoyed a dress down day in aid of Children in Need. Picture Iain Ferguson, alba.photos