A TALENTED 14-year-old actor who once starred in a West End production of Tommy is aiming to raise cash for Children in Need by sitting in a bath of lumpy custard.

Adam Jessop, of Highcliffe, and his two friends Jacques Chevillard and Graham Page, also 14, will spend the day sitting in a custard bath outside Walkford Stores Newsagents in Ringwood Road, Highcliffe.

The youngsters have already collected around £300 worth of sponsorship for their challenge on Friday but are hoping to raise £500.

Adam said: "We first got the idea to do something about a year ago. It was my mum who came up with the idea. I am really looking forward to it and it is all for a good cause. It will be good fun rolling around in the custard."

It is not the first time Adam has raised cash for the BBC appeal.

When he starred in a West End production of the musical Tommy a few years ago, he donated his fee to Children in Need.

Adam is an active member of the Air Training Corps Christchurch 171 Squadron and also harbours an ambition to be a RAF pilot.

People who want to help Adam and his friends can find them outside the Walkford Stores Newsagents from 10am on Children in Need Day on Friday.