Fundraiser Patsy Stanley held at raffle at Iceland in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk went spotty in aid of Children in Need.

Schools, businesses and individuals held coffee mornings, raffles, non-uniform days and other events to raise money for the charity.

In Downham Market, Patsy Stanley held a spotty raffle at the town’s Iceland store and raised £134.

Mrs Stanley has raised thousands of pounds for the charity, holding a raffle every year since Children in Need began in 1980.

She said: “I’d like to thank Iceland for letting me do it in their store, all the people who came to support Children in Need and those who donated items for the raffle.”

At the town’s Nelson Academy, pupils took part in a non-uniform day and were asked to wear something bold, raising £340.  

Members of the Area Six (Norfolk) Round Table raised £1,122 with their collection for Children in Need.

They started at 6.30am outside King’s Lynn railway station, then visited Narborough Primary School, North Wootton Academy and King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC), finishing at Tesco Hardwick.

Marc Drury, community support liaison officer, said: “We’d like to thank all of the companies, organisations and individuals who helped with the collection and donated so generously.”

Staff at King’s Lynn’s Russen and Turner took a soaking for the charity when passers-by threw wet sponges at the estate agents for a donation. 

Senior negotiator Rob Framingham said they were “over the moon” to have raised £700.