YOUNGSTERS from across Harwich and Manningtree donned yellow clothing, Pudsey bear ears, and spotty t-shirts to mark this year’s Children in Need day.

The Children in Need telethon was held last Friday and children from primary schools in the area played their part to help raise money and awareness for the charity.

As these pictures show, there were some great looks - and smiles all round - ahead of school.

Nationally this year’s telethon raised more than £37million for Children in Need.

All the donations for the charity go towards helping improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the country.