Kentmere Academy welcomes Pudsey Bear

Date published: 23 November 2021

Children at Kentmere Academy and Nursery welcomed a special visitor to school on Friday 19 November.

Pudsey Bear, the mascot of Children in Need, met with the primary school children on Pudsey Day, the day when the annual telethon is broadcast on the BBC.

Members of the school council had arranged for the visit to surprise their classmates.

A representative for the school said: “Everyone was overwhelmed to meet the iconic bear in person although their smiles show how pleased they were to show their support for Children in Need.”

Children in Need is the BBC’s corporate charity, which raises money for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK who need help. The annual telethon has been broadcast since 1980, raising money for charities working with children.

This year, over £39 million was raised during the telethon.

Pudsey Bear was designed for the fundraiser in 1985 and has undergone several new designs over his 36 years.

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