Stuart joined hundreds of members of the community in the constituency in the annual push to raise money for BBC’s Children in Need on Friday 16th November. All money raised goes towards the cause of helping to change children’s lives all across the UK for the better.
Stuart visited the Leisure Centre in Pudsey where the community were counting 2ps as part of their 2p challenge in aid of Children in Need. The challenge set out the aim of creating a coin mosaic of Pudsey Bear on the floor of the Pudsey Leisure Centre and reinforce the strong support that Pudsey shows for the appeal each year. Volunteers were joined by Pudsey Bear himself as well as helpers from all over the constituency who were entertained throughput the day as the community came together. Overall on the 2p challenge alone, over £9,000 was raised.
Elsewhere in the constituency, Stuart also visited the Lloyds Banking Group call centre that had volunteered to take calls from the public that wanted to donate to Children in Need late into the night on Friday 16th.
Stuart said: “It always amazes me how the community comes together for Children in Need. It is such an important day for us all to do what we can to help children that are disadvantaged all over the country and an appeal that resonates with us all across Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough. The 2p challenge was a revelation. There was a festival atmosphere in Pudsey and everyone came together to raise such an incredible amount for a great cause. The Children in Need charities will truly benefit from all the hard work constituents put in, from the call centre to the 2ps, it will all help massively.”