NURSERY children raised almost £1,000 for Children in Need by turning up in their pyjamas.

Children and staff from The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon were among donators from The Old Station Nursery group.

A total of £986.50 was raised by the group in Oxfordshire, in addition to online donations directly to the Children in Need website.

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Cindy Clarke, deputy nursery manager at The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon, said: “We wanted to raise money to make a difference to the children and families who need it most.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed coming to nursery in their pyjamas, painting and colouring our Pudsey Bear pictures and baking cookies.

“We are very pleased to have raised such a fantastic amount for this incredible charity.”

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Children in Need took place on Friday, celebrating its 40th anniversary.

In Woodstock, a man dressed as Pudsey Bear to keep alive almost 40 years of tradition.

Benedict Richardson and his family have played the part of the Children in Need mascot in Woodstock for 38 years.

This year was no different as he visited WUFA Pre-School for a socially distant visit.