Request for Horsham’s businesses & organisations to support the ‘Pounds for Pudsey’ Campaign

Children In Need
Children In Need

As part of this year’s Horsham half term festivities, Horsham once again is bringing Pudsey and many of his pals to the Town Centre to celebrate Children In Need.

Between 10am and 4pm in the Carfax on Thursday October 27, there will be three Song and Dance shows for the whole family on the Bandstand (11am, 12.15pm and 2.30pm) starring TV’s Dave Benson Phillips with Pudsey and a load of his mascot pals. Between the shows the cast will be roaming around the area bringing joy and happiness... as well as a little bit of mayhem thanks to Horsham’s Howie the Hornet and some of the other little rascals.

It is hoped that the townsfolk and businesses of Horsham will create a bumper collection for the BBC’s Children in Need Charity this year... led by Horsham Rotary Club, who are a national ‘Children In Need’ Partner, and Horsham District Council, Horsham collectively donated nearly £5,000 in 2014... let’s beat that figure this year.

Individual donations can be made in a Bucket collection in the Town on Thursday or by visiting the Rotary Club of Horsham’s Just Giving web page and donating to the Children In Need Campaign.

Businesses and other organisations can donate and join in the fun and promote themselves by organising ‘Pounds for Pudsey’ collections amongst staff, clients and friends.

The results of these collections can be handed to Pudsey in person in the Carfax on Thursday October 27 between 1.30pm and 2pm or between 3.30pm and 4pm. The ’handover‘ will be photographed and recorded in social and print media and will involve a ‘giant cheque‘ being produced with the name of the donating organisation and the amount donated.

Naturally the donors may dress for the handover ceremony however they think fit and there will be a prize of a Giant Pudsey to the best-dressed organisation. We would ask all organisations that will be raising ‘Pounds for Pudsey’ to let us know asap by emailing horshamrotary@btconnect.com so that we can mention you in the publicity... lists of participating organisations will be published each day/week.

Contributed by the Rotary Club of Horsham

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