Members and support workers of The Vibe, run by local group Empowering Lives, took on a number of challenges to raise money for the cause, led by support worker Jo Saunders who had her head shaved. Sponsored silences, a car wash and a cake sale also helped to push up the fundraising total. Jo said: I did it 10 years ago too for Comic Relief and its always one of those things that people think you shouldnt do, but its always high-profile. It was a really good way to bring people in and be a role model to say you can do anything you set your mind to. Plus, Children in Need is a brilliant cause and we raised a fantastic amount. The group sees around 30 people doing arts and crafts and other activities at Barnstaple Football Club on Mondays and Thursdays. Theyre holding a Christmas fair on Monday, December 14, open to the public, to raise money for new equipment and activities.