FUN-LOVING fundraisers baked, played, dressed up and even stayed quiet across Huddersfield ... and all for Children In Need.
Nationally, £19,089,771 was raised in the annual extravaganza for the support of disadvantaged children in the UK.
Here’s a round-up of just some of the many events here as the tally nationwide reached ...
Snooker player Paul Mortimer was this morning still playing snooker for Children In Need as part of a 24-hour marathon.
He started at noon yesterday and carried on throughout the day and evening while the BBC was screening the massive fund-raising extravaganza.
Paul, of Woodthorpe Terrace in Longroyd Bridge, pocketed £1,000 while playing non-stop at Springwood Bowling Club.
Speaking yesterday afternoon, he said: “I’m already tired and I’ve only just started. I’ve done it before so I should be OK. I’ve got some sandwiches with me and I’m planning to stay at the table for the whole time.”
Mr Mortimer, 36, raised £500 through sponsorship. His employers, Bon Marche, matched that to bring the total to £1,000.
An office chatterbox raised over £300 by taking a nun’s vow of silence.
Talkative Liz Philpot, officer manager of the Community Mental Health Team at St Luke’s Hospital, managed to keep quite for six hours.
Dressed in a nun’s uniform, noisy Liz had to communicate using only “yes” and “no” cards and improvised sign language.
Colleague Lucy Hitchcock said: “The office was quiet which was very strange!”
Ms Philpot was unable to comment.
Staff at the Morrisons supermarket in Meltham had a wild time at work as they turned up in fancy dress as Cowboys and Indians.
Morrisons raised more than £1m for the charity last year and with the help of stores across the country, including Meltham, they are hoping to top that amount this year.
Staff and children at the Academy Nursery in Almondbury dressed up in anything they could think of beginning with the letter P, representing Pudsey Bear.
Some children came in their pyjamas, while others dressed as pirates, penguins, princesses and even a peacock.
The nursery raised around £500.
Intrepid Steve Shaw, senior designer at Elland-based Andy Thornton Architectural Antiques Ltd, had his head shaved by local hairdresser Rebecca Andrews to raise more than £480.
Cowlersley Primary School were invited to feel like teachers for the day as they dressed up as their favourite teachers past and present.
In return, the teachers dressed up as pupils and the school raised £130.
Super heroes turned up to work at a Huddersfield business.
Captain America, Superman, Chewbacca, Shrek and The Incredibles helped FMG Support on St Andrew’s Road to raise about £1,000 for the children’s charity.
Luke MacRae, Tom Burke and John Keaton had their heads shaved.
Sara Moulson also raised £300 by being gunged.
Kitchen staff 90 Kirklees schools took part in a competition to produce the best decorated bun or biscuit featuring the charity’s mascot Pudsey Bear.
The decoration packets were bought at 50p each from Kirklees Catering Service and the £1,000 made will be donated to Children In Need.
Twelve school kitchens were selected as winners and received a Pudsey Bear mixing bowl and wooden spoon.
Huddersfield firefighters have collected thousands of pounds at their annual collection for Children In Need.
Red watch firefighters Paul Ashfield and Jimmy Fitt collected outside the station on Outcote Bank, helped by station cook Pauline Browne.
Firefighters on duty during the day helped out and the collection moved to King Street during the night.
Students at Huddersfield New College faced their teachers in a Morris Men style dance competition.
The college also held a traditional sports day with students taking part in the egg and spoon race and sack race.
The event raised more than £1,000.
Pupils at Royds Hall School in Paddock baked buns and wore read and yellow accessories to their uniforms. Other activities included a trampolining competition for staff at lunchtime, games and a raffle. Youngsters also brought in old mobile phones to recycle.
Toddlers at the Little Acorns in Meltham baked scones, pies, cakes and butterfly buns to sell to their parents.
Many of the little girls dressed as princesses and fairies for the day and £260 was raised.
Youngsters from Butterflies Children’s Day Nursery in Meltham learned how to cook dishes from around the world with chef Alex Knott from Lindley restaurant Vanilla.
Darts star Dennis Priestley took on a charity challenge at Huddersfield and raised £3,600 for Children In Need.
Professional player Dennis – known as The Menace – took on 22 amateurs at Lepton Highlanders Sports and Social Club.
Each player tackled one leg against Dennis in a tournament refereed by special guest Paul Hinks, who referees darts for Sky.
Only player Kevin Foster won his leg – doing it in style by finishing on the bullseye.
Added to the money raised will be the proceeds of a dart board signed by legends Eric Bristow, John Lowe and John Gwynne, which has been auctioned off on eBay.