Gearing up for Children In Need

Pudsey the Bear with the Children In Need Best Assembly Box
Pudsey the Bear with the Children In Need Best Assembly Box

Cheddington Combined School pupils are preparing to host their Best Assembly Ever, as part of this year’s BBC Children In Need.

The school was one of 48 schools across the country that won a Lloyds Bank Best Assembly Ever prize box, because of their creative fundraising ideas for Children In Need.

An auction to raise money for Children In Need

An auction to raise money for Children In Need

Lloyds Bank has provided primary schools across the UK with curriculum linked resources to help with charitable fundraising and key skills development.

The boxes will help schools celebrate their pupil’s fundraising efforts by providing games, balloons, t-shirts and special Pudsey prizes.

Lauren Reid, PSHE coordinator, Cheddington Combined School, said “We’ve always supported BBC Children in Need through school fundraising and the children really get behind the activities. This year they’ve been incredibly excited to develop their Best Assembly Ever.”

Stuart Beaver, partnership marketing and community engagement director, Lloyds Banking Group, said “We have been inspired by the children and school’s fundraising activities and their proposals for celebrating the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever.’

“It has been fantastic to see so many children developing plans to help other children and through Lloyds Bank’s unique partnership with BBC Children in Need we’re immensely proud to play a part in helping this happen.”

The school held an auction on Thursday, November 6, to raise money for Children In Need.

They auctioned a a sailing lesson, a personal guitar lesson, a vineyard tour, four tickets to this year’s Christmas pantomime, and much more.

Mrs Reid said: “The auction was incredibly successful. We didn’t have as many people as we would have hoped but the people who did make the effort and turned up made such a difference.

“The atmosphere was ecstatic and we had a great laugh. We managed to raise just over £1,800.”