Melton is going dotty for Children in Need

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Ahead of this year’s Children in Need Appeal schools across the Melton Borough are gearing up to support the charity on Friday.

The Big Spotacular, is encouraging children and teachers to dress up in spots, sell spotty cakes and goods, and take part in spotty themed challenges, to raise more money than ever before for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

As part of the campaign St Mary’s Primary School is baking and selling cakes and dressing up spotty whilst Swallowdale Primary School is holding a coffee day.

St Francis and The Grove are having non-uniform days, as are Long Field Academy and Melton Vale Post 16 Centre.

At John Ferneley College there will be LIPSYNC battle, staff versus student basketball match and students will be walking Everest on treadmills.

Asfordby Hill Primary School have planned a superhero dress up day and a sponsored wellie walk and at Frisby Primary School pupils plan to make Pudsey out of coins on the playground.

Next week the Melton Times will include a round-up of the activities and events that took place in schools and across the town to support the appeal.

To have your event featured, send a short report and JPEG photo of your fundraiser via email to The deadline for submission is Monday, November 21.

Don’t forget to tune into BBC 1 on Friday night for the latest Pudsey fundraising updates.