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

July 13, 2018

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:

  • Our Toryglen store's community champion Elizabeth Arbuckle supporting BBC Children in Need with Orchard Grove Kindergarten.
    Our Toryglen store's community champion Elizabeth Arbuckle supporting BBC Children in Need with Orchard Grove Kindergarten.
  • Pudsey bear called in at Asda Llandudno
    Pudsey bear called in at Asda Llandudno
  • Our South Woodham Ferrers store's community champion Lisa Kelly invited local childminders and their children for a real fun day with races, bubbles, stories and a visit from Pudsey
    Our South Woodham Ferrers store's community champion Lisa Kelly invited local childminders and their children for a real fun day with races, bubbles, stories and a visit from Pudsey
  • Jo Thexton from our Bridgwater store had a lovely sunny day at Rainbow Pre-School, with Pudsey-themed games and songs followed by a teddy bears' picnic and surprise visit from Pudsey himself!
    Jo Thexton from our Bridgwater store had a lovely sunny day at Rainbow Pre-School, with Pudsey-themed games and songs followed by a teddy bears' picnic and surprise visit from Pudsey himself!
  • Pudsey joined our Wheatley store's community champion Angie Young at The Maple Tree children's centre
    Pudsey joined our Wheatley store's community champion Angie Young at The Maple Tree children's centre
  • Over 70 came along for a picnic and sports day at Canolfan Pentre that our Tonypandy store's community champion Karen Thomas helped organise. Adults and children joined in with the races and had brilliant fun. Special thanks to Jayden for his help!
    Over 70 came along for a picnic and sports day at Canolfan Pentre that our Tonypandy store's community champion Karen Thomas helped organise. Adults and children joined in with the races and had brilliant fun. Special thanks to Jayden for his help!
  • Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising tombola at Asda Broadstairs
    Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising tombola at Asda Broadstairs
  • Pudsey made a special appearance alongside Julie from our Sinfin store in Derby at a teddy bears' picnic at Chaddasden Park
    Pudsey made a special appearance alongside Julie from our Sinfin store in Derby at a teddy bears' picnic at Chaddasden Park
  • Thanks to everyone at our Swindon Haydon store who supported our instore fundraising efforts
    Thanks to everyone at our Swindon Haydon store who supported our instore fundraising efforts
  • Work experience student Kaylum helped our Hayle Harbour store's community champion Jenna Fentham with fundrasing activities
    Work experience student Kaylum helped our Hayle Harbour store's community champion Jenna Fentham with fundrasing activities
  • Pudsey called in to see June Thurston at our Hereford store
    Pudsey called in to see June Thurston at our Hereford store
  • Our Pwllheli store's community champion Jo Scott arranged three picnics in three days. Here she is with Cylch Meithrin Nefyn
    Our Pwllheli store's community champion Jo Scott arranged three picnics in three days. Here she is with Cylch Meithrin Nefyn
  • Jo's second picnic was with Cylch Meithrin Y Ffor
    Jo's second picnic was with Cylch Meithrin Y Ffor
  • For her third Pudsey's teddy bears' picnic Jo from Asda Pwllheli visited Cylch Meithrin Llanbedrog
    For her third Pudsey's teddy bears' picnic Jo from Asda Pwllheli visited Cylch Meithrin Llanbedrog
  • Jacqui Bentham from Asda Waterlooville with children at the Cowplain Growing Places pre school
    Jacqui Bentham from Asda Waterlooville with children at the Cowplain Growing Places pre school
  • Pudsey joined our South Ruislip store's community champion Laura Skov at Ruislip Stars Nurseries
    Pudsey joined our South Ruislip store's community champion Laura Skov at Ruislip Stars Nurseries

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