Pudsey Streaming Live
By Sean Willis 18 November 2016 - 09:19 GMT
A family-owned care home in Lymington, which has launched a fundraising campaign for charity, has recently received a visit from Pudsey Bear. The official mascot joined the staff and residents at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge to start the bike ride challenge “cycle Pudsey home”.
Janie Pearman, home manager at Belmore Lodge, said: "We all enjoyed Pudsey’s visit to help set us on our way with our Children in Need activities this year. It was lovely to welcome him and see the smiles on our residents’ faces.
"Our campaign offers a whole host of ways to get involved. We’ve got something for everyone. People can get active on the bikes, use their photographic skills for the bus competition or simply make a donation."
Residents, families, friends, staff and volunteers are using stationary bikes to help ‘cycle Pudsy home’ to the BBC studios on Friday, 18 November. The virtual 500 mile-around journey will be streamed live using three webcams. Meanwhile, members of the public are invited to spot the Colten Care minibus decorated Pudsey-style with colourful spots and take a photograph.
The campaign’s finale is a ‘black tie and diamonds’ ball at Lymington Sailing Club for families and community contracts. The event also includes an auction of donated items.