Pudsey collects cheque

A GIANT bear was sighted at Chrishall Primary School last week, to collect a cheque for more than £600 raised by the children there. Pudsey himself, mascot and instantly recognisable symbol of charity Children in Need, visited the Hertfordshire school to

A GIANT bear was sighted at Chrishall Primary School last week, to collect a cheque for more than £600 raised by the children there.

Pudsey himself, mascot and instantly recognisable symbol of charity Children in Need, visited the Hertfordshire school to gratefully receive a giant cheque for £643.32.

School secretary Tracey Thurgood-Buss said: "The children absolutely loved their visit from Pudsey and were proud to be able to present him with a cheque for the money they'd raised through their charity fund-raising.

"The school council, made up of children, decided on Children in Need being the charity for 2006/07, then set about raising money for it through events including a wacky hair day, a non-uniform day and a charity day with stalls set up in and around the school.


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"The council has decided that the beneficiary for the coming year will be Heydon Animal Shelter and we've already held our first event, a wacky hair day, to raise money for that cause."

All 104 children at the school are involved in the fund-raising effort.

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