YOUNGSTERS across Carlisle and Eden took part in the fun on Children in Need day, raising vital funds for a worthy cause.

Whether they bought Pudsey themed goodies, paid one pound to wear their pyjamas to school, or completed a sponsored bike ride, Cumbrian youngsters went the extra mile for Children in Need.

Rose age three from Carlisle was all smiles on Friday November 13 in her Pudsey pyjamas.

Twins Willow and Dalton, age seven from Wigton took part in the fun. Willow donned Pudsey’s iconic polka dots and Dalton wore his favourite Children in Need top.

Molly from Carlisle was all smiles as she got ready for Children in Need day at her school, wearing a Pudsey jumper and ears.

Even clothing and Pudsey cuddly toys contribute to the charity’s vital fundraising.

Children in Need raise funds to support projects which carry out vital work in communities with vulnerable youngsters.

The charity’s national efforts after their famous telethon event raised £41,085,627 to make a difference in young people’s lives.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We raise money both throughout the year and in our annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most.

“We fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.”

Children in Need funds over 3,900 regional charities and projects, working closely with the organisations they know where the need is greatest.

The charity prioritises children who are affected by disadvantages such as poverty, illness, distress or trauma.

"We also work with a range of partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s children and young people today, including: mental health and wellbeing, violence impacting young people, child sexual exploitation, holiday hunger; access to employment, and social injustice."

The charity collects all year round, to support visit: