Pudsey and pals’ fund-raising boost for Children In Need

Staff from ASDA at the Galleries hosting a baking extravaganza with children decorating their own Pudsey Bear cookies to help raise money for Children In Need.

Staff from ASDA at the Galleries hosting a baking extravaganza with children decorating their own Pudsey Bear cookies to help raise money for Children In Need.

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YOUNG bakers cooked up a boost for Children in Need.

Fund-raising events were being held across Wearside and East Durham today as people showed their support for the annual BBC appeal.

Staff at Asda’s Washington store hosted a bakery workshop where youngsters and their parents decorated their own Pudsey Bear-shaped cookies.

Store manager Derek Burrell said: “We hope the children will now go away and put their new skills to the test by baking their own Pudsey cookies to raise vital funds for the appeal.”

Children from Chester-le-Street are to sing at Beamish tonight as part of a national choir.

The group contains 120 students selected from The Hermitage Academy Voices groups and 100 children aged 10 and 11 from three primary schools, Newker Primary, Bullion Lane Primary and Red Rose Primary.

Jocelyn McMullen, choir director and manager of music at the Hermitage Academy, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for the children.”

See tomorrow’s Echo for more Children in Need fun.