Sky's the limit for world record
PUBLISHED: 12:25 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:54 12 May 2010
CHILDREN IN NEED took to the skies at the Duxford Imperial War Museum for a fun- packed day of activities. Braving the cold and rain, there was a world record for the largest human Concorde. The record breakers included schoolchildren pensioners, army cad
CHILDREN IN NEED took to the skies at the Duxford Imperial War Museum for a fun- packed day of activities.
Braving the cold and rain, there was a world record for the largest human Concorde.
The record breakers included schoolchildren pensioners, army cadets, Duxford staff, flight crews, ex-pilots, Pudsey Bear, and three staff members from The Crow.
Concorde coordinator Dickon Hogger said: "It was a tough challenge, but we managed it. Children in Need. is such a good cause and to be part of something like this was amazing."
Hosting the BBC's Eastern Region's Children in Need charity events, Duxford held a variety of activities.
Event organiser Christian Pratt said: "We had 1,600 school children and thousands of visitors, and they all helped contribute to the fundraising"
# The final fundraising figure for this years Children in Need will not be confirmed for another few months. So far the East region has raised £847,129, and national organisers believe that they are well on the way to surpassing last years UK total of £33.2million.
# MELBOURN Library raised funds for Children in Need by collecting hundreds of unwanted books.
The library raised £80 with a book sale, tombola, and Pudsey Bear scratch card games.
The library's Mike Stapleton said: "People have been very generous, especially in donating so many books. A lot of people have helped raise money for a very worthy cause, and we are very grateful for their support. "
# FUNDRAISING will continue on Monday when staff and parents from two schools take to the field for a charity football match.
After the original match was postponed, Roysia Middle School and Barley First School will go head-to-head on Monday at Royston Town Football Club in Garden Walk.
The entrance fee is £1 and the game will kick-off at 6.30pm.