Penrith rockswith Rotaryfor Pudsey

Date: Friday 12th October 2018
Waves from Pudsey Bear with parents and children before setting off on their Penrith town rocks walk.
Waves from Pudsey Bear with parents and children before setting off on their Penrith town rocks walk.

PUDSEY Bear made an appearance in Penrith on Sunday to welcome children and their parents on the first Penrith Rocks for Pudsey walk.

Groups of excited children set off to find Pudsey painted rocks which had been hidden around the town. The colourful rocks had been painted by children under the guidance of Melissa Bamber, of Penrith Rocks.

Jacqui Taylor, from Penrith Rotary and Eden Mencap, ensured all the children who took part were able to have their pictures taken with Pudsey and also received a Children in Need goody bag.

John Shorter, of Penrith Rotary, issued participants with a map of the route and organised the marshalling. The event started and finished in Penrith’s Coronation Garden, which children and parents were able to sit in and admire while enjoying refreshments and Pudsey flapjack. All money made is going to this year’s Children in Need appeal.

The walk raised £375 and a raffle for three “baby Pudsey bears” is ongoing and will be drawn on Children in Need day. Tickets are available from Arragon’s Cycle Shop, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop and the cinema in Penrith.