With a world hungry for uplifting news or something positive to focus on, this year's BBC Children in Need campaign has given many people a glimmer in hope in these trying times.

The good people of Inverclyde always come through to help others less fortunate and we at the Telegraph have a large picture record of the many charity boosting activities that have taken place in our community. Here we look back to five pictures that tell the story of Inverlcyde's Children in Need efforts.


Clyde Coastguard brought along their own Pudsey Bear substitute for this picture taken after their Children in Need drive in 2003. The group held a Halloween night in Gourock's Spinnaker Hotel, raising £514 for the charity.


Led by nine-year-old Amy Spence, the pupils of Highholm Primary School in Port Glasgow donned their sleeping attire for a fun pyjama day in aid of Children in Need back in 2006.


This group of St Michael's Primary School pupils got a look behind the scenes at the BBC Children in Need charity night when they appeared on the show in 2011.


The young people of Inverclyde benefited too from Children in Need. This shot shows Greenock Sea Cadets aboard a brand-new boat, donated to them by the charity.


Gourock Primary School pupils raffled off an impressive brace of pictures autographed by the stars, the proceeds of which boosted the Children in Need coffers in 2003.