As Children in Need celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back as some of the fundraising events the Wigan Post has covered over the years.
Cake sales and a bath of beans never fails to raise a smile ... and a few quid for charity!
Sharon Ashcroft at Asda, Wigan, paints the faces of twins, Adam and Matthew Ainscough as part of Children In Need 2005.
Year Three pupils at Woodfold Primary school, Standish, have been dressed in their pyjamas for Children in Need 2009.
Paul Collier from Wigan Groundwork had his chest waxed to raise money for Children in Need, pictured with Marie Lawrence at Serenity Health and Beauty in Jaxon's Court, Wigan.
CHILDREN IN NEED 2015 - Students at St John Rigby College, Orrell, dress up in super hero fancy dress as tutor Chris Peacock, left, and student Craig Mullen, right, sit in a bath of beans, while colleagues and fellow students make donations to pour more beans on them, to raise funds for Children in Need.