Mere Green pupils go dotty for Pudsey

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Pudsey Bear paid a visit to Mere Green Primary School last week to celebrate The Big Spotacular, Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need’s exciting new school fundraising campaign.

The Big Spotacular, is encouraging children and teachers to dress up in spots, sell spotty cakes and goods, and take part in spotty themed challenges, to raise more money than ever before for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

As part of the campaign, and organised by staff at Lloyds Bank, Solihull Business Centre, Pudsey was invited to surprise pupils at Mere Green, where he met dozens of pupils and teachers in anticipation of BBC Children in Need.

Ahead of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Night, on Friday 18 November, Mere Green and fellow Arthur Terry Learning Partnership schools, plan to take part in some fantastic fundraising ideas for The Big Spotacular.

Kristal Brookes (pictured below, right) deputy headteacher of Mere Green Primary School, said:

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We would like to thank Pudsey for coming along to Mere Green – he really made the children’s day. Children in Need is always a big event here, so to be involved and learn more about the charity work they do, is important to everybody.

 The pupils had lots of fun dancing and meeting Pudsey and we would like to thank Lloyds too for generously supporting this great cause. We have plenty of fundraising activities planned and Pudsey’s visit was a great start to Mere Green’s Children in Need work.”

Phil Herriott, relationship manager, education, from Lloyds Bank, Solihull, said:

Lloyds Bank is proud to support BBC Children in Need and the thousands of schools, like the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership schools, doing spotty fundraising for The Big Spotacular. Our partnership with BBC Children in Need sits at the heart of our strategy to Help Britain Prosper, and knowing that together we can help to make a difference and help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people is fantastic. We’re really pleased that we were able to accompany Pudsey and visit pupils at Mere Green Primary School.”