LLOYDS Bank in Kingsbridge has spent the week raising money for BBC Children In Need.

From Monday, November 9, to Friday, November 13, the staff organised a tombola prize draw for customers, with local businesses donating some of the prizes, and held a children’s colouring competition.

Children from all over the Kingsbridge area took part in the competition, including kids from Salcombe Beehives, Rainbows and the Brownies, as well as Tresillian Early Learning. 85 entries were displayed in branch, covering the walls with artistic flair.

Staff dressed up for the group-wide ‘Memories Dress Up’ and were decked in school uniforms, tea, coffee and cake were available for customers all week and the branch also sold Lloyds Pudsey bear moneyboxes and accepted cash donations from customers.

All together, the branch raised £864 and the Kingsbridge Group – Kingsbridge, Modbury, Salcombe and Dartmouth branches – together raised £2,263.

Lloyds Bank is the first Principle Partner of BBC Children In Need. The Plymouth group, including 15 branches and the Kingsbridge Group, have raised £16,000 and nationally they have raised £4.7million for the charity.

Sylvia Leach, Lloyds Kingsbridge, said: ‘We would like to thank everyone for all their support for which monies raised through Children in Need are presently helping 2,600 projects and 450,000 disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.’