It’s that time of year again where the BBC hosts a special event to raise funds for its UK corporate charity, Children in Need — so why not have some fun by helping with a fundraising event in Lincoln?
The Children in Need vision is that every child in the UK had a childhood that is safe, happy and secure, and allows them to reach their potential.
The official BBC Children in Need appeal date is Friday November 15, where people from all over the country will be raising money and donating to the cause.
As fundraisers in Lincoln start the polka dots rolling, The Lincolnite takes a look at community efforts across the city.
Lincoln residents will join Pudsey at the BT Call Centre on Rope Walk to take donations over the phone.
The team from Lincoln Honda are planning to come to work in onesies, take part in a raffle, and watch one manager shave his head.
Russel Payne & Co Chartered Accountants are ditching their suits in favour of PJs and onesies on Friday, and will be posting photos on their Facebook page.
Lincoln’s own real American smokehouse Ribs ‘n’ Bibs are hosting a 50% charity day on November 15, where half of the day’s takings will be donated to Children in Need. The Ribs ‘n’ Bibs team plan to raise in excess of £1,500 on the day, and will be posting photos and updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Students from the University of Lincoln Islamic Society will be accompanying the pupils from the Old Station Nursery at the Marina, who will be hosting a street collection between 9am and 11am. Costumed characters will encourage pedestrians to donate in return for a photograph.
The team at Shoe Zone on Lincoln High Street having been dressing up throughout the week, and plan for more fancy dress and cake selling on Friday.
Lincoln DFS branch are also doing their bit for the charity. Pledging £1 million to this year’s appeal, DFS are offering limited edition pillows which are for sale in the Lincoln store.
The cushions cost £10, with every penny of the £4 profit going to BBC Children in Need.
St Faith & St Martin’s Junior School, St Johns Academy and Bishop King Primary School are wearing PJs for the day.
Children from Reepham CE Primary will be wearing clothes with spots on and selling Pudsey wristbands.
Holt Primary School, Skellingthorpe, are wearing spots and selling cakes.
Childcare students at Lincoln College are studying in their PJs for the day and selling cakes.
4Children Nursery in Waddington, are getting ready to dress up as their favourite superheroes.
It’s wear your PJs to work day across Lincolnshire YMCA and Showroom.
At the University of Lincoln, the Finance Department are hosting an all you can eat Italian buffet.
14-year-old Keavie-Jaye from Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School is gearing up for a ‘close-shave’ on November 15. Keavie-Jaye will be shaving off her 7-inch ponytail in front of friends, family and teachers in order to raise money for Children in Need.
In addition to her target of raising £350.00 for the BBC’s charity, she will also be donating her golden locks to Little Princess Trust.
Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School students will also be doing a giant Harlem Shake in the Sports Hall after school to help raise money.
Four male members of staff from Integrity Software (i-Salon) in Lincoln are having their legs waxed for Children In Need.
So far, the team have raised £200 for Children In Need, and residents can also donate to their cause via a Just Giving page.
The Lincolnite will be following all the Children in Need action on Friday. Follow the liveblog on the day for Lincoln photos and updates, and keep us updated with what you or your office is up to by messaging firstname.lastname@example.org.