Pudsey inspires Cranleigh pupils to donate to Children in Need

Cranleigh Prep pupils adding to the Pudsey artwork
Cranleigh Prep pupils adding to the Pudsey artwork

Pupils at a Cranleigh school have raised hundreds of pounds for Children in Need.

Cranleigh Prep pupils raised money through a coin trail.

There was great excitement when they saw Mr Perry’s enormous picture of Pudsey, the lovable bear created as a mascot for Children in Need in 1985, in the Quad.

There was also a large picture of the school’s crest next to it.

Pupils brought in a bag of coins, in varying colours, sizes and value, which they placed within the picture of Pudsey and the crest.

Each year group took turns to do this throughout the day.

Emma Lewis, deputy head pastoral, said: “An enormous thank you to all the children for their time and generosity, and to Mr Perry for his superb drawings.”

The school filled both images with coins, and raised £603.03 for Children in Need.

She added: “It is fantastic to be able to contribute such a large sum of money to a very worthy cause and this wouldn’t be possible without so much support from our parents and pupils.”