CHARITABLE youngsters have raised more than £1,000 for Children in Need...setting a new record for Maldon Carnival.

Maldon Carnival Court princesses and their siblings stood outside Morrisons dressed as Pudsey bears last Friday for this year's BBC Children in Need.

As they were not able to put on their cake sale this year due to Covid-19, the girls decided to raffle off a giant Pudsey Bear.

The week before the Carnival Court was also fundraising outside Greggs.

Thanks to the young fundraisers and generous customers £1,024 was raised for the appeal.

This set a new record for Maldon Carnival.