GALLERY: Children in Need 2013

MAMMOTH burger-eating, music, dance and much more all took place on Friday for Children in Need 2013.

Wings Productions put on Children in Need Show 2013: Musical Box at the Shoreham Centre, with performances on both Friday and Saturday.

S47612H13 ''Children in Need fundraising at Glebe Primary School in Southwick

S47612H13 ''Children in Need fundraising at Glebe Primary School in Southwick

The talented cast performed numbers from popular musicals, interspersed with some great comedy from the two compères.

Musical director Sarah Milner said: “After months of extremely hard work from the Wings Productions cast and crew, we were delighted to have such great audience turn-outs for the three performances. The comments we have had have been so wonderful.”

She put together the show with her sister Jenny Milner and friend Sarah Frost, supported by Wings founder Des Young.

“We are delighted to say that we have raised more than £1,800 this year, which has broken our record amount of £1,500 raised in our last show in 2011,” she revealed.

Over in Southwick, it was a pile of burgers that had people’s eyes popping out.

Owner Alan MacAndrew-Easen organised the eating competition at Pebbles takeaway, at Lady Bee Marina, Albion Road.

The four contestants, Mathew Bourne, Lewis Fisher, Luke Scrase and Mark Bennett, were faced with eight pounds of meat, split into six burgers, and a kilo of chips.

Mr MacAndrew-Easen, who opened the takeaway above Pebbles on the Port two months ago, said: “It went really well. It was quite a feat. One of them managed to finish four burgers.”

He said the four men had come forward after he plugged the competition on Facebook and more than £300 had been raised.

Glebe Primary School, in Church Lane, Southwick, stuck to their tradition and filled a huge outline of Pudsey Bear with coins.

Every class, from reception to year six, added to the collection of bronze and silver coins until every part of Pudsey was covered, head to toe.

Teacher Pauline Davies said: “The pupils at Glebe always show such fantastic support of this fundraiser, with their plastic bags brimming over with coins.”

This year they had an extra reason to do their best, as the school wanted respond to the disaster in the Philippines and support the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

Head teacher Ann Walton said: “The generosity of the school community here at Glebe in wanting to help others, both here at home and far away on the islands of the Philippines, in their hour of need, always feels me with great pride. They have been truly superb.”