Read-a-thon, music marathon and cake sales to help raise Children In Need cash

Great Yarmouth College students Rebecca Naylor, Laura Cushion, Emma Holt and her boyfriend Danny com

Great Yarmouth College students Rebecca Naylor, Laura Cushion, Emma Holt and her boyfriend Danny completed a skydive in aid of CiN. - Credit: Archant

? Talented Acle youngsters will be heading into the village today to take part in a 12-hour mobile music marathon in aid of Children in Need.

Pupils from Acle Primary School, Acle Academy and members of the Acle St Edmund Youth Orchestra are joining forces to put on the day of live entertainment, which will finish with a village picnic.

The tuneful youngsters will be moving around Acle to play at different locations throughout the day. Their musical journey begins at the primary school in Fletcher Way, where they will perform from 8.30am - 9.30am.

They will then go on to play at Budgens, the medical centre, Barclays, Lloyds and the Post Office.

All the musicians will reconvene at Acle Academy for an evening concert from 6pm - 8.30pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a picnic tea and join in with a sing-along.

? A trio of Great Yarmouth College students took a leap of faith for Children in Need when they completed a tandem skydive.

Laura Cushion, 18, Emma Holt, 20, and Rebecca Naylor, 18, who are all studying for a Level 3 national diploma in childcare, leapt out of a plane at Beccles Airfield.

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And the intrepid trio have raised £1,400 through their daring efforts.

Laura, from Casiter, said: “We picked Children in Need because it ties in with child care and it’s quite important for us. We wanted to do something big and we raised so much more than we expected.

“It was really good.”

? Students at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston will be taking part in a read-a-thon today with children’s author Annaliese Matheron.

The Year 7 and 8 students will also be dressing up as their favourite heroes for the fundraiser, taking place in the school’s library from 9am onwards.

Annaliese, who lives in Suffolk, is the author of The People’s Book Prize finalist Ninja Nan and Sidekick Grandad and will be working with the students throughout the day.

She will also be joined by Rachel Houghton, community librarian for Gorleston and Great Yarmouth.

? Staff at Great Yarmouth Caravans in North River Road will be selling cakes from 9am-4pm today in aid of Children in Need. They will be trying to beat last year’s total of £100.

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