Pudsey ready to help set new world record

Jodie Coomber from Greggs (left) spreads the Pudsey message SUS-151021-105558001
Jodie Coomber from Greggs (left) spreads the Pudsey message SUS-151021-105558001

Next Thursday, October 29, Pudsey Bear will be visiting Eastbourne to help set a world record for the most number of people linking up with teddy bears.

Pudsey will be joined with his friends across the town, including the Henrietta Hippo from the Hippodrome Theatre and Enterprise Eddie from the Enterprise Centre to help children and adults line up with their bears.

This is all in aid of Children In Need.

Jodie Coomber manager of Greggs in Eastbourne Arndale Centre, said “I’m delighted that so many of Pudsey’s friends will be able to join us on Thursday at 3pm.

“This is going to be such fun, and we also get a 
chance of setting a new world record”.

The event will take place at 3pm on the Arndale Centre where participants will be asked to meet outside Shades in the Arndale Centre with their cuddly toy.

Everyone will be given a number and the hope is that the town will create a ring around the centre with everyone joined by a bear.

The event was devised by the Healthy High Street initiative which aims to increase businesses in the town.

Greggs will be providing free gingerbread men to the first 400 people who come to the store with their number along with their teddy bear on the day.

Jodie said, “It’s going to be a great day. We’ve even got the Pentacle Drummers outside the Arndale Centre to drum up some noise.

“I think even Pudsey wants a go!”

Chief Executive of Eastbourne UnLtd, the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, Christina Ewbank added, “This is an opportunity to raise money for Children in Need, celebrate our high street and more importantly make Pudsey proud and put Eastbourne on the map as the cuddly capital of the country.

“It’s time for teddies across our town to unite!”

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