Welcome back Pudsey!!
I have to take my hat off to all the work that is done around this country for charity, but I believe by far the most important charity is one that has children and young people in mind who are less fortunate that most, those who have disabilities, learning problems and disadvantaged children here in the UK.
Thousands upon thousands of people around the UK will tomorrow be hero’s in their own way, by taking part in fund-raising activities. But it isn’t just about raising money, its important that children and young people are also given hope, and given a future. The money that is raised can change the quality of their lives, for the better.
It isn’t just the rich and famous who willingly give up their time and resources to take part and celebrate this very worthwhile annual cause, but also the likes of us ordinary folk, and even other children who donate their pocket-money/allowances who do their part to help raise funds that will make a change for so many in the future. And to every one of you out there, who have in any way got involved in fund-raising activities, or by making donations I raise my glass to you all.
From what I have been reading the last few weeks, this is going to be the biggest and best appeal show on the BBC so far….bearing in mind the work within the charity itself goes on 24/7 and 365 days a year.
Pudsey bear, the children in need mascot has long been a favourite of children and us adults, with that in mind I wanted to add my own little sparkle of colour to the celebration. Some of my readers may already know I enjoy art and over the last year or so I have been making ATC (Artist Trading Cards) of various designs. Earlier this week I wanted to create my own little memory of this event for this year, and so was inspired to come up with these little gems. For me, Pudsey is a little bit of everything, a star, an entertainer, an adventurer. a sportsman….and of course a children’s friend.