YOUNGSTERS across Ryedale have been raising funds for Children in Need.

The BBC charity, which hosts an appeal night every year in November, provide grants to over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK.

Pupils at Terrington Hall School held a non-uniform day and Year Eight ran a cake bake sale raising a total of £231.90.

Children and staff at the Firestation pre-school in Malton wore fancy dress.

Manager Jo Ogram, said: “Staff and children have been busy today raising money for children in need.

“All the staff dressed up and the majority of the children. “

Mrs Ogram said:”We have sent Pudsey collection boxes home for them to fill with money and made cakes to sell.

“Lots of fun was had by all.”

At West Heslerton Primary School, pupils painted their own Pudsey Bears.

Headteacher Rachel Wells, said: “We had a great afternoon painting Pudsey Bears with the Malton-based Peagreen Pottery.

“It was great to see everyone joining in, painting, having fun and all in aid of charity.

Mrs Wells said: “Thank you to everyone who joined us and donated.”

Last year, the Children in Need appeal raised over £58million for disadvantaged children.