Raising money for Children in Need

Wednesday 14 November 2012 Updated: 14/11 16:54

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KIND-HEARTED Coventrians are all set to raise cash for Children in Need.

The annual fund-raising extravaganza, which raised over £26million last year, takes place on Friday.

Among those already raising cash include tots at Tiny Teddies nursery who celebrated the Radford venue's ninth birthday with a danceathon. Professional and amateur dancers from the area joined youngsters and staff for the event.

Last year the nursery raised over £1,000 and TV crews have filmed at the Chetton Avenue site for the second year in a row.

Others to show their support include over 150 FedEx staff at their base in the city.

Pick up a phone and donate on Friday and it could be one of their volunteers who answers the call.

It's the fourth time the company has taken on the role, with over £330,000 in donations and 10,000 calls being taken in the last three years.

Communications advisor Nira Gale said: "Despite being one of the best-performing call centres last year, the team - who will be on-hand for over six hours - is keen to up the stakes and help the telethon beat last year’s total."

Forty five dancers from Coventry's Elite Dance Academy will be helping to try to set a new tap dancing world record.

Tepathon will be taking place this Sunday across the West Midlands with Coventry's efforts taking place at Spencer Social Club on Albany Road.

Jade Falconer, who runs the Elite Dance Academy, said: "We're all looking forward to taking part and it would be a fantastic achievement to break the World Record and raise funds for Children in Need."

Send us a few words about what you did and how much you raised for Children in Need, and we will feature you in next week's paper. You can email editor@coventryobserver.co.uk, tweet us @covobservernews or post on facebook.com/coventryobserver.

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