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Children in Need 2017: Are you taking part?

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Staff dressed up at Butterfly Nursery in Peacehaven last year

Thousands of people across Sussex are taking part in fundraising for this year’s BBC Children In Need appeal.

The annual charity telethon event, broadcast live, will include pre-recorded sketches and clips along with live music performances and other entertaining segments in order to encourage viewers to part with their cash for a good cause.

One of the many places taking part last year was Butterfly Nursery in Peacehaven.

For a donation the children and staff came in dressed in their pyjamas and onesies. They have made cakes and Pudsey biscuits which are being sold to raise cash.

Owner and manager Rachel Stafford said: “Everyone has had a fun filled morning whist raising money for such a worthy cause.”

Children In Need aims to protect every child in the UK and currently supports 2,400 projects across the nation.

Since its creation in 1980, the charity has raised over £600 million.

This year’s live telethon effort will attempt to raise enough money to beat last year’s record-breaking total of just over £37 million donated during the broadcast.

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:: The Children In Need Appeal Night will air tonight from 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC Two.

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Source: The Argus