Pudsey set for new 2p Challenge for Children in Need

pudsey 2p challenge

Do you have any spare 2p pieces you can donate to Pudsey’s Children In Need efforts this year?

The 2p Challenge is returning to Pudsey Leisure Centre on Friday, with organisers hoping to put together a Pudsey Bear mosaic of 2 pence pieces.

People can drop off their 2p pieces at the centre between 9am to 9pm.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

  • 9am start.
  • 10.30am Pudsey Bear will be touring the market and local shops.
  • 11am to 5pm Breeze Leeds are bringing interactive play equipment. And Debra Austin will be face-painting throughout the day. Pudsey Bear will also be in the leisure centre throughout the day as residents bring in their coins to add to the mosaic.
  • 9pm will see the final count.

The event has been organised by Pudsey councillors Simon and Dawn Seary.

In 2019 more than £4,400 was raised. Last year Pudsey folk were encouraged to take the 2p Challenge at home, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear was created in 1985 by BBC graphic designer Joanna Lane. The bear was named after her hometown of Pudsey, where her grandfather Irvine Ball was borough councillor between 1936 and 1955 and town mayor in 1950.


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