11th Dec, 2019

Big-hearted Rotary Club raises bumper sum for Children in Need

Ross Crawford 16th Nov, 2019

IT was a busy weekend for Pudsey Bear when he took time from his schedule to drop in to support Redditch Kingfisher Rotary Club’s fundraising for BBC Children in Need.

Popping up at the railway station on Friday, commuters dug deep for the cause as they boarded and disembarked from the trains.

Then on Saturday, to the delight of children and parents alike, he popped up in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

To put the ‘fun’ into fundraising children were invited to ‘Paint Some Pants for Pudsey’ and more than 40 pairs of pants were duly created, painted by youngsters as young as four years old.

In the end two were chosen as the best designs of the day, the artists winning a Pudsey Bear toy as a memento.

Club President Liz Webber said: “The generosity of people is amazing and over the two days, we have raised £1,000 to support Children in Need right here in Redditch.

“We were humbled to meet a local resident on Saturday who had herself received support from BBC Children in Need as a child.

“That positive experience stays with a person and their family, we are pleased to have been able to give our time to support this national grant funding charity delivering at a local level.”

To get involved with Redditch Kingfisher Rotary simply email hello@redditchkingfisherrotary.org.

n If you’re planning something to boost funds for Children in Need, share it with everyone by contacting us at editor@redditchstandard.co.uk .

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