Gallery: Teddies gather for charity picnic

WOODBRIDGE: Kind-hearted youngsters were allowed to bring some VIP guests into school for a fundraising feast in aid of charity.

Pupils of Queen’s House, the pre-preparatory school for Woodbridge School, organised a teddy bears’ picnic for East Anglia Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) Treehouse Appeal.

The four to six-year-olds were accompanied by their favourite cuddly toy and had a bear-friendly lunch of honey sandwiches and buns.

They were joined by beekeeper, Dee Alderson, who brought along a beehive and explained to children and teddies alike where honey comes from.

Every bear who joined their owner was asked to make a donation to the EACH appeal, while the charity also supplied a large teddy which the children were asked to name in exchange for a contribution to the cause.

Jan King, head of Queen’s House, said: “It was a brilliant afternoon of fun and learning while raising money for a very important cause.”

Woodbridge School has held a number of events for the Treehouse Appeal and Mark Fox, community fundraiser for EACH, praised everyone for their efforts.

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“To combine learning and fundraising with the pre-prep and teddy bears shows how fundraising can be really fun,” he said.