Children in Need Leeds: Your Pudsey Bear fundraising events round up

William Forrester playing his saxaphone on the concourse at Leeds City Station to raise money for Children in Need.

William Forrester playing his saxaphone on the concourse at Leeds City Station to raise money for Children in Need.

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yOUR YEP has been inundated by groups telling us what they have been doing to raise cash for BBC Children in Need 2011.

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Below are the ones we have been told about:

Gym bunnies at BodyFit Express, in Pudsey, held a special fundraising gym session and Zumbathon.

Bentley’s Butchers, in Pudsey, organised a pie eating competition in the town’s bus station.

Youngsters at Pudsey Greenside Primary dressed up in their spots and did some extreme bear spotting.

Brownies from 5th Horsforth Brownie group held a cakes, buns and biscuit sale in the Grove Youth Centre, in Horsforth, with a visit from Pudsey Bear.

A giant 3D Lego Pudsey Bear gave shoppers paws for thought at Asda’s Pudsey supermarket.

Zumba dancing, karaoke and face painting took place at Belle Isle Family Centre, on Belle Isle Road.

Workers at Leeds-based food manufacturer Symington’s competed for the rare chance to throw a custard pie at one of their bosses.

Staff at CPM, on The Calls, had a clothes-swapping event, a bake sale, roulette raffle and cycled 100 miles on an exercise bike wearing their custom-made Children in Need pants.

Children at Fulneck School donned their pyjamas for the day and bought their teddy bears to school.

Crazy hats were the outfit of choice for pupils at Southroyd Primary School, in Pudsey.

Pupils showed off their spots with a fancy dress day at Lowtown Primary School, in Pudsey.

Staff at Boots, in Pudsey town centre, came to work wearing pyjamas.

A sponsored row was held by staff at Pudsey’s HSBC bank with the help of staff at BPR Accountants.

Men had their bodies waxed at Barclay’s Bank, in Pudsey, and earned themselves a special visit from Pudsey Bear.

Young apprentices from Crawhsaw, Fulneck, Priesthorpe and Pudsey Grangefield School took part in an Apprentice-style challenge in Pudsey market place.

Hundreds of youngsters from Pudsey schools formed a choir to perform a fundraising concert in Pudsey town centre.

Six-year-old Reuben Hughes from Farsley Westroyd Infant School cycled for ten miles and raised £196 for Children in Need.

Staff at British Gas Smart Metering, in New Wortley, held a fundraising raffle.

Tempo FM DJ Wayne Bavin, from Middleton, is hoping to set a new world record with a 60-hour radio broadcast.

Children were put through their paces with Pudsey Bear at Park Spring Primary School, in Swinnow.

Nine-year-old Ellie Robertshaw, from Beeston, raised £67.50 by baking cakes and selling them to her neighbours.

Businesses in Pudsey raised £1,523 at a dinner dance at the Queen’s Room at Stroom Restaurant.

A Great Musical Bake Off was held at The Midnight Bell, on Water Lane.

Pudsey Bear served customers at Leeds Building Society’s head office.

Leeds Rhinos mascot Ronnie the Rhino paid a visit to Leeds Building Society’s HQ with the Super League Trophy.

Schoolboy Mohammed Kundi, 12, performed on the BBC’s Children in Need programme conducted by Gareth Malone of BBC2’s The Choir.

Students at Leeds University kept fit by hosting a charity Zumbathon.

Leeds Student Television (LSTV) was broadcast for seven hours in the Leeds University Union Foyer.

Nursery pupils at Busy Bees at Colton Mill held a teddy bear hunt to discover the hidden Pudsey Bear.

Tiny dancers from babyballet classes at Pudsey Leisure Centre danced in their pyjamas for charity.

Businessman Mr Sandwich, aka Sayeed Siadatan, attempted to create the UK’s biggest sandwich in Pudsey Bus Station.

Staff at West North West Homes held their very own office Olympics and chocolate quiz.

Workers at M&S in Pudsey abseiled down the side of their building to raise money.

Golfers at Howley Hall Golf Club, in Morley, raised £19,000 at their latest charity day taking their total over 10 years to £150,000.

Boxer Gary Sykes, from Dewsbury Moor, had his legs waxed and hoped to raise £1,000.

Feathers Confectionary at Wakefield Market raffled off a selection of sweets to raise cash.

Staff at Asda Morley enjoyed leg waxing, face painting and a visit from Pudsey Bear.

Batley Business and Enterprise College pupil Thomas Clarke, 12, walked from Batley to Huddersfield in three hours to raise £100.

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