DANCE students had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear and joined him in a tap dance on Saturday at Apple Dance in Twist Lane, Leigh.

Tomorrow, Sunday, Apple Dancers are taking part in the 2012 world record Tapathon from 1pm at B&Q in Warrington, when all money raised will be donated to Children in need.

Dancing teacher JD Appleyard said: “I am really proud for my school to be able to take part in such a good cause and to promote tap dancing.

“It will be a family event where mums and daughters have the chance to perform together.”

If you are raising money for Children in Need on Friday we want to hear from you. E-mail your pictures and details to bgomm@