PUPILS at St Mary’s Primary School in Bentworth dressed up as superheroes last Friday and sold cakes to raise more than £150 for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

The activity attracted characters ranging from Florence Nightingale and Anne Boleyn to Amy Winehouse and Madonna, and from astronauts to policemen and soldiers.

The team at Bookers and Bolton solicitors, on Alton High Street, turned their hand to baking to raise money for BBC Children in Need and the firm’s newly-adopted charity, Home-Start WeyWater.

A number of staff contributed their favourite recipes to a booklet, collated by practice manager Paula Langley, which they then sold to friends, family and clients.

And on Friday, some of the staff baked recipes from the book and invited people to sample them for a donation.

Copies of the recipe booklet are still available for a donation of £1 from the Bookers and Bolton office on Crown Hill.

Meanwhile, the children and staff at Bushy Leaze Nursery had a wonderful day following the lead of Bentworth schoolchildren and dressing as superheros in aid of the annual BBC appeal.

They enjoyed lots of “superhero activities” and took part in their first bake off, with some discovering their competitive streak.

The cakes were judged by Rebecca Chapple and Jill Worth, both of whom have children at Bushy Leaze but, more importantly, have the baking and cookery skills required for such an important role.

Rebecca kindly donated a homemade Pudsey cake, which also helped to raise the final sum to £148.