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Asda colleagues host teddy bears picnics to support BBC Children in Need

July 13, 2018 03:33pm
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Our wonderful community champions are getting behind BBC Children in Need this month – hosting Pudsey's Teddy Bears Picnics with local primary schools and nurseries.

Fun at Asda Wrexham for BBC Children in Need
Fun at Asda Wrexham

Mary Williams from our Wrexham store organised a picnic – and visit from Pudsey Bear – for children, parents and staff from St Mary's Pre School Playgroup, as well as games and a fundraising tombola and raffle.

She said: "This is a really important cause and I'm proud to support it. Everyone had a lovely time. I asked them if they would like to come to a Teddy Bear's picnic in the store, and they were over the moon. All the children and parents really enjoyed themselves, the feedback was fantastic.

Asda Wrexham BBC Children in Need party
Children loved meeting Pudsey

"The childrens' faces were a picture when Pudsey walked in.

"We all had a great morning. Customers who were in the cafe at the time said how wonderful it was that Asda do such lovely things."

Our Ballyclare store's community champion Dawn Wilson hosted a party in store for local children, with some dressing up as superheroes:

BBC Children in Need picnic at Asda Ballyclare
Children dressed up as superheros at the Ballyclare party

Syrita Clark from our Cheltenham store hosted a fab party with children from St Marks & Hesters Way Playgroup:

BBC Children in Need party at Asda Cheltenham
BBC Children in Need fun at Cheltenham

Susan Grant and Brenda Wright from our Longwell Green and Bedminster stores held an outdoor picnic with the pupils at Park Wall Primary School:

BBC Children in Need picnics with Asda Longwell Green
Some of the picnics were held outdoors

Our Harrogate store's community champion Angela Smith also held her picnic outdoors:

BBC Children in Need picnic with Asda Harrogate
Harrogate picnic

Diane Springthorpe, community champion at our Colne store, held her picnic in the store's community room:

BBC Children in Need party at Asda Colne
Fun in the community room at Asda Colne

These youngsters loved meeting Pudsey at our Bodmin store:

BBC Children in Need at Asda Bodmin
Meeting Pudsey at Bodmin

Children had fun with Pudsey at our Shipley store:

BBC Children in Need at Asda Shipley
High fives with Pudsey at Shipley

And at our Watford store:

BBC Children in Need at Asda Watford
Meeting Pudsey at our Watford store

Michelle Castledine, community champion at our Gosforth store, headed into the community for her party with local charity Families First, which supports children with autism:

BBC Children in Need picnic with Asda Gosforth
Fun in the sun at the picnic in Gosforth

Colleagues at our South Ruislip store have been supporting the in-store fundraising too. Here's community champion Laura Skov with colleagues ready to kick off the fun and games:

BBC Children in Need fundraising at Asda South Ruislip
Colleagues have also been fundraising in stores

Last year BBC Children in Need raised £60.7 million for good causes across the UK.

See how else our fab community champions have been supporting BBC Children in Need in this special gallery:

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