STAFF at the Coalsnaughton Post Office have said a big "thank you" to their customers, who helped them raise over £1,000 for the BBC's Children in Need campaign this year.

After counting all the money up last month, staff realised they had a total of £1,350, which will all go towards supporting the charity's work.

Bernadette Ottmar, a shop assistant at the Post Office, told the Advertiser: "We managed to raise all the money through selling home baking, raffles and donations from our customers.

"We do fundraisers yearly, and this one ran throughout the year.

"All the funds were counted up on Children in Need Day."

When asked how it felt to discover just how much money was raised, Bernadette said: "Brilliant – it was just absolutely fantastic."

Bernadette went on to thank all of the customers who had supported the Post Office's fundraising efforts.

She added: "It can be hard to raise the money because people sometimes come into the shop without any change, but it's good we got that amount.

"Hopefully, we will beat it next year."

Children in Need works to ensure that every youngster in the UK has a childhood that is safe, happy and secure, and allows them to reach their potential.