October 1st, 2016

It was all done for Pudsey

Updated: 11:43 am, Nov 20, 2015

PEOPLE of all ages from Bromsgrove, Rubery and South Birmingham did their bit for Children In Need last week.

Pupils from Catshill First School and Nursery raised more than £250 from their activities which included selling Pudsey ears, pencils and notepads and holding a raffle.

Four prizes were donated for the draw, such as a £50 voucher for the Marlbrook pub, a hamper of Forever Living products and a free massage, a family meal deal for a pizza restaurant and a huge stationary hamper.

The children also wore pyjamas to school or did their hair in a crazy way and, in the Early Years Foundation Stage unit, the pupils had Pudsey toast in return for a donation.

Adam Rivett, the deputy head of Catshill First and Nursery School, said: “Everyone looked fantastic and we were so proud of the effort everyone went to.”

Youngsters from Play Days Playgroup and the Plus 2s from St Stephen’s Church in Rednal wore their onesies to raise cash for the cause.

They also took part in a number of Children In Need-themed activities, including making and decorating Pudsey hats, masks and jointed bears.

And they got to search for teddy bears in the church garden, marking off all the different ones when they found them.

Parents brought in cakes to sell to boost the coffers and the children were given Children In Need stickers in recognition of their efforts.

Another group wearing onesies and pyjamas were students from the Rednal-based Victoria’s School of Dance and Performing Arts.

The young people paid a donation to don their night-time attire and cakes were also sold to raise vital funds.

More than 125 students attend each week across classes that operate six-days-a-week.

Staff at Bromsgrove’s A-Plan Insurance helped raise funds with a cake sale and raffle to win a Pudsey-the-bear.

The cakes, which were donated by staff, included a decadent red velvet cake, Bromsgrove’s own regency café lemon drizzle, Pudsey Cookies and much more.

Branch Manager; Chris Warfield said: “It’s a privilege to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause and help Bromsgrove to do its bit.”