Pudsey Bear

Chief Fundraiser, BBC Children in Need's yellow bear and official mascot

Blog posts in total 53

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  1. Who Said Bears Can’t Fly?

    Around 9,000 people got a real treat this year at the Little Grandsen Airshow, raising a record-breaking £65,000 for our Appeal.

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  2. Fraser’s mum Shona had a perfect pregnancy. But during his birth, Fraser’s heart stopped and he was starved of oxygen. Near death for the next 72 hours, he spent the next six days in intensive care.

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  3. While 10-year-old George Abrehart was wandering around CarFest last year, he decided to do two very important things - raise money for BBC Children in Need and hold his own mini festival.

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  4. When an accident left fitness fanatic Rob Groves a paraplegic, he had to come to terms with a whole new way of life. Now he’s cycling from Edinburgh to London to raise money for BBC Children in Need – using just his hands!

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  5. CATSYPP after-school groups are so in demand that they have over 60 young people on their waiting lists. But the 55 lucky young people who already attend each week won’t be giving up their places any time soon – because the clubs have literally changed their lives.

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  6. BBC Children in Need is back, and is asking Britain to get baking one of the Nation’s favourite cakes to help make a difference to young lives right here in the UK.

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  7. Helen & Douglas House is a very special children’s hospice in Oxford that offers support and kindness at times when families need it most. We'd like to tell you the stories of two children helped by these remarkable hospices.

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  8. Powered on by his pacemaker, 74-year-old Steve Gibbs is currently en route from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back again - all by bus! That’s a two week journey covering over 2000 miles, on 66 buses - and it’s all for free with a bus pass!

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  9. On August 1 2014, an all-star football team led by veteran fundraiser Barry Donegan will be embarking on a very unusual challenge. The team will be playing 5 football games… in 5 nations… within a 48 hour time period! Read on to find out more.

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  10. Summer is upon us, and a lot of keen Brits are fastening their laces, hitting the road, and running races for charity all over the UK. In case you were thinking of undertaking a challenge for Pudsey, we've got a story and some tips to get you up and running!

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  11. BBC Children in Need currently awards grants to more than 2,700 projects that support children and young people all over the UK.

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  12. We're really happy to announce the final total for our most recent appeal which has raised a record-breaking £49.6 million.

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  13. Signpost works directly with young carers to provide support, respite and life skills, as well as the chance to meet other young people from similar backgrounds.

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  14. This weekend, four couples will experience the ultimate luxury trip to the Monaco Grand Prix having raised a massive amount for BBC Children in Need. Chris Evans auctioned the prize on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show in November raising a phenomenal £842,225 all going to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

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  15. On 6 May, a team of runners from Police Scotland are setting off on a 1,000 km run to raise money for three charities including BBC Children in Need!

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  16. Toby, Lucas and Stamford are getting into the Easter spirit by colouring in Easter eggs! All three have cerebral palsy, a condition affecting the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. By learning to hold the pencils correctly and colouring within the lines, they are also developing crucial co-ordination skills.

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  17. A one of a kind handmade leather satchel has resulted in employees of Ulster Supported Employment Limited (USEL) raising £270 to present to the BBC Children in Need campaign.

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  18. This is the start of Poverty and Homelessness Awareness Week and a good opportunity to highlight the work being done around this subject by organisations funded by BBC Children in Need. We have been funding the Keys to the Future project in Knowsley, Merseyside through Shelter since 2009.

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  19. Ho Ho Ho festive fundraisers! It’s the midst of the Christmas season and hopefully your evenings are full of hearty cheer, baubles and mince pies, all set against a backdrop of angelic carol-singing choirs, Wham!'s Last Christmas and, of course, Noddy Holder telling you exactly what time of year it is. Let's take a festive look at some of our fundraising favourites!

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  20. It’s nearly Christmas, and of course that means that it’s nearly New Year! As we keep moving ever closer to what promises to be a very exciting 2014, we can’t help but take the opportunity to have a few little glances back at some of the great stuff that happened over the past year.

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