SCHOOLS, shops, community groups and offices across Winsford and Middlewich raised thousands of pounds for BBC Children in Need.

Children at Darnhall Primary School in Winsford were among pupils doing their bit and donated £230.

Year 1 pupil Gabby Tollop joined in a tapathon on zoom and collected £105.

Winsford Guardian:

Gabby Tollop joined a tapathon and raised £105

Maisy Hayden, also in year 1, emptied her piggy bank and donated all her pocket money.

READ > Dazzle neighbours with Christmas decorations and support patients

Winsford Guardian:

Maisy Hayden emptied her piggy bank

TV celebrities led a fun-filled TV show to mark the 40th anniversary of the charity. Due to Covid-19, there was no audience but with the support of viewers, more than £37 million was raised.

Winsford Guardian:

Izzy Ruiz joined the fun-filled fundraising activities

Keep fit enthusiast Joe Hicks kicked off event with a 24-hour workout which topped £2.1 million.

Winsford Guardian:

William Moroney, Lainee Berisford and Jackson Clarke joined the fun-filled Pudsey Bear fundraising activities

A charity Oasis single featuring Cher, Kylie, Bryan Adams, Robbie Williams, Nile Rodgers, Gregory Porter, Lenny Kravitz, Paloma Faith, Ava Max and Jess Glynne also helped to boost funds.

The record made its debut on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2.