Yay! Pudsey and his ‘Best Friend’ Blush Bear are back in the Build-A-Bear Workshop®.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has joined up with BBC Children in Need once again to give everyone the opportunity to make their own Pudsey and Blush Bear.
Last year’s Build A Bear Workshop® campaign sold over 11,500 bears and £5 from the sale of each Pudsey and Blush Bear goes directly back to the Children in Need appeal. New for this year is a fab new Pudsey, who has been re-designed to feature a beary cute spotted heart, a t-shirt with an all new BBC Children in Need design and a pair of Pudsey slippers and pyjamas. Blush has had a make-over too with a beary pretty new pinafore dress. An additional £1 from the sale of the t-shirt, slippers, pyjamas and dress will also be donated back to the charity.
In 2010, Build-A-Bear Workshop donated £135,000 to BBC Children in Need through the sale of Pudsey and Blush Bear and this year they’re hoping to do even better with the addition of new clothing for the furry pair. Every penny raised helps to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.
Build-A-Bear Workshop is based on the idea that virtually everyone, regardless of age, has a soft spot for stuffed animals. When you visit Build-A-Bear Workshop stores, you enter a light-hearted teddy-bear-themed environment. Guests can make and stuff their own ‘bear’, add a heart – a Build-A-Bear Workshop trademark – and if you choose, you can dress them in cute little outfits.
Guests can also play together online for free with their new furry friends at Bearville.com™, the company’s virtual world and entertainment destination.
Guests who purchase a Pudsey or Blush Bear can also register them at Bearville.com.
Carrie Green, a spokeswoman for BBC Children in Need, said “We are very excited to be working with Build-A-Bear Workshop for the fourth year running. Children are at the heart of our charity and it’s wonderful for kids and adults alike to be able to make their very own Pudsey and Blush Bear mascot”.
Anyone can support the cause by purchasing a Pudsey or Blush Bear from any Build-A-Bear Workshop store nationwide or from the company’s website at www.buildabear.co.uk.
About The BBC Children in Need Appeal
BBC Children in Need’s mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. The organisations which receive funding all work with youngsters aged 18 and under who may have mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect. For every penny donated to the charity, a penny goes towards project helping disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Last year, BBC Children in Need raised £39 million. This year, The BBC Children in Need Appeal is taking place on Friday 18th November. For more information please visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey
BBC Children in Need is a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity no. 802052) and Scotland (Charity no. SC039557)
Here’s what Mum of 3 Sian says about her recent visit to the Build-A-Bear Workshop with her children.