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Pudsey in Upminster

7th October 2015 Happening in London & The South East

A local Relationship Manager gives his view of a day out with Pudsey

Steve Wynn is a Lloyds Bank Relationship Manager who spent the day with Pudsey Bear visiting three local schools. Here he gives his view of the day:

"A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to spend the day with Pudsey Bear visit three schools in Upminster. All the schools arranged special assemblies but none of them told the students that Pudsey was visiting their school. At Corbets Tey, a special needs school, we met 125 students, at Upminster Juniors 363 pupils filled the hall and with the 311 children at St Josephs that meant Pudsey met over 900 children and teachers!

"I had prepared short presentations about the work of BBC Children in Need and how they can fundraise as Champions of Change. I then asked the pupils to tell me about ways that they would be fundraising. I also said that if any of them wanted to draw pictures of the day we would put the best ones on the wall in Upminster Branch.

"As I was telling them about Pudsey Bear he appeared on stage. They all knew who Pudsey was and their reaction was amazing and incredibly loud. A few of them came to say hello and give him a hug and then they all sang a song and he danced with them which they loved.

"To end the day Pudsey then stood in the banking hall of Upminster Branch to meeting and greeting customers for a short while - it gave a few a shock!

"When leaving after work one of the pupils from Upminster Juniors saw me and stopped me to say how excited they were at having met Pudsey andthat they were going home to draw a picture for me to put on the wall - fantastic!"

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