Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service raised a whopping £26,897.98 for BBC Children in Need - and believe it might be a record figure.

They tweeted: "Huge well done to everyone who has helped - crew, friends, family, businesses that have donated - and most importantly everyone who put money in our buckets! Well done Bampton, Bicester,Goring, Wheatley, Woodstock and Didcot Fire Station!"

Woodstock fire crews raised £8,755.80 "after 13 hours solid collecting".

They posted: "A massive thank you, to all who contributed Xx."

The final amounts raised were Wheatley Fire Station £1,961.51; Goring Fire Station £3,895.25; Bampton Fire Station £4,818; Bicester Fire Station £7,000.

Didcot Fire Station raised £466.88 in one evening collecting at Asda.

The fire station tweeted: "A massive thank you to all of you who came out to see us at ASDA GWP this evening. We were overwhelmed with your enthusiasm and generosity and, with your help, we raised £466.88 for children in need 2021! Thanks also to ASDA for their hospitality this evening! Have a safe weekend everyone."

In total they raised just over £18,500 "(and more to come) by our amazing on call crews who have alll given their time for free, as well as being on call today as usual for emergencies."