Fun for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:40 18 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

P3781-47-08TI Year 10 students Evie White and Amyon Coombes educating their adopted Jelly Babies.
photo Terry Ife

P3781-47-08TI Year 10 students Evie White and Amyon Coombes educating their adopted Jelly Babies. photo Terry Ife

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SCHOOLS and businesses across East Devon dressed up, dressed down, sold goods and adopted babies jelly babies in aid of Children in Need.

SCHOOLS and businesses across East Devon dressed up, dressed down, sold goods and adopted babies - jelly babies - in aid of Children in Need.Staff at Honiton Post Office wore pyjamas to work to raise cash for charity, while staff at East Devon District Council donned whacky outfits to raise £240. Axe Valley Community College students picked up a jelly baby for 20p from one of the 'adoption centres' set up around the school. The sweet idea of taking the babies around the school, introducing them to friends and letting them take part in lessons, raised £180 for Children in Need. And then their wobbly friends met their end - and were eaten.Swaggers shoe shop in Honiton and Mill Water School Choir also appealed to the sweet tooth with a cake sale and a homemade Pudsey cake.Colyton Grammar School had a non-uniform day and a coin competition - with the winners collecting the most money in their bin. English teacher Angela Lucas sold home-made chocolate fudge and science teacher Jayne Wainwright also tried to sweeten the pupils up - with the option of no homework on a Friday, for a small fee.The school raised a total of £778.


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