Superheroes, onesies and Pudsey bears were out in force to raise money for Children in Need.
Many school children across Hyndburn came to lessons in fancy dress outfits to help raise funds for this years appeal which had the theme ‘Be a Hero’.
Pupils at St Peter’s CE primary school in Accrington organised a ‘Hero Day’ to raise money for the charity.
Sarah Warburton, of the school, said: “The children came to school dressed as their favourite hero and we also asked parents to bake and donate cakes which were then sold to add to the fundraising.
“The children in Key Stage One and Two enjoyed dressing up and had a wonderful day raising money.”
Market staff and traders got into the spirit by dressing up in their onesies, baby outfits or as Homer Simpson or Pudsey.
Youngsters and Kindergarten staff at Heathland College in Accrington dressed up as superheroes for the day and also took part in a sponsored ‘bounce-a-thon’.
The school also held a competition for the best dressed superhero teddy bear and prizes were awarded.
Morning visitors to Hyndburn Leisure Centre in Church were put through their paces with a 60-minute no break gym circuit workout, followed by an aqua jog in the pool.
The money raised from the event will be split between Children in Need and other local charities.
Parents also sent pictures of their children and loved ones to the Observer, including Jade Prickett who submitted a picture of her 14-month-old son Kaelan Prickett in his Pudsey outfit.
This year’s record-breaking Children in Need has raised more than £32.6 million with £2.6 million coming from the North West.
Sir Terry Wogan, BBC Children in Need Life President, thanked everybody who took part in fundraising events and said it will help ‘make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK’.