Local kids are superheroes for Children in Need

Tayport Primary - Children dressing up as superheroes for Children in Need.
Tayport Primary - Children dressing up as superheroes for Children in Need.
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Throwing bundles of enthusiasm into the mix were children from across north east Fife, who joined together to ‘Be A Hero’ and fill buckets with cash in the name of Children in Need.

Schools, groups and individuals got creative on Friday in the name of Pudsey the bear to contribute the record breaking £37.1million raised for local causes across the country.

The annual appeal raises funds to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK - totalling over £770 million since 1980.

Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

Reaching causes across Scotland, Children in Need money raised in north east Fife filters back to the community.

Morag Coleman, manager at Families First in St Andrews said their valued befriending service would not exist without funding from the charity.

“The money supports our children’s group work which supports 5 to 16 year-olds from the community that have additional support needs and without this money we wouldn’t be able to deliver that service.

“From 90-95 percent of our volunteers are university students. The grant therefore has a direct benefit to the children but also an indirect benefit to provide volunteers with work based skills that will help them in the future.”

Home-Start East Fife also receive funding from the charity. “The most recent funding from Children in Need supported the provision of family support groups and we have an application in for it at the moment for further funding. It does great things and really helps in the area. We wouldn’t be able to run the family support groups without it.” explained Joanne Roddam, manager.

Sophie Gent, Caitlyn Maskell and Sarah Gent arranged a bake sale at Bell Baxter High School.

Sophie Gent, Caitlyn Maskell and Sarah Gent arranged a bake sale at Bell Baxter High School.