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Crawshaw supports Children In Need

Students from 8JCO were given a surprise when Pudsey Bear arrived at Crawshaw.  The class, joined by a group of 6th Form students were given an audience with the Children in Need mascot as he stopped off on his home-coming tour of Pudsey in preparation for the big day on 18th November 2011. 

As we are sure you are aware, Children in Need was broadcast live from Pudsey this year.  Crawshaw School played a major part in raising money for the appeal.  The choir, along with the choirs of other local secondary schools sang an Avril Levine song live in Pudsey and concurrently with the Greg Malone choir in London.  Not to be outdone, the Sixth Form were involved in an “Apprentice” style challenge in Pudsey Market. Their aim was to raise as much money as possible from an initial £50 that they received courtesy of Mr. Steve Lightfoot of the Laptop Shop in Pudsey. The students were pictured with the local MP, Mr Stuart Andrew, at a photo shoot receiving their initial investment for the challenge. Congratulations to the team who came an impressive second but most importantly contributed £460 to add to the £900 raised by the school for non-uniform day.    

We received some feedback following the event from our local MP, Stuart Andrew.  It was good to hear Mr Andrew’s thoughts about the event.  He said: “I think that Pudsey Bear experienced the best homecoming he could have wished for from Pudsey Town on Friday, receiving a staggering £42,194.77 to help towards the Children in Need Appeal...and money is still coming in! It is absolutely amazing how the community has pulled together to raise so much money and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part. It is such a fantastic achievement and everyone should be very proud of themselves and the town.” Mr Andrew added “It was amazing to see the different fundraising activities taking place in and around Pudsey on the day. There was a great buzz around town which gave a fun lead up to the event on Friday evening and, for those able to attend, I hope you all enjoyed it.  A huge well done and thank you to all the students, staff and parents for making the event so successful.”  

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the day such a huge success and for your generous donations.