Asda colleagues host teddy bears picnics to support BBC Children in Need
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.
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.
"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:
Syrita Clark from our Cheltenham store hosted a fab party with children from St Marks & Hesters Way Playgroup:
Susan Grant and Brenda Wright from our Longwell Green and Bedminster stores held an outdoor picnic with the pupils at Park Wall Primary School:
Our Harrogate store's community champion Angela Smith also held her picnic outdoors:
Diane Springthorpe, community champion at our Colne store, held her picnic in the store's community room:
These youngsters loved meeting Pudsey at our Bodmin store:
Children had fun with Pudsey at our Shipley store:
And 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:
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:
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: