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Let's make it a very good Friday

PUBLISHED: 15:01 14 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

IT'S that time of the year again.

Each November heralds "Pudsey-Mania" around the country, with Children in Need asking members of the public to dig deep and give as much as they can to help children's charities across the country.

IT'S that time of the year again.

Each November heralds "Pudsey-Mania" around the country, with Children in Need asking members of the public to dig deep and give as much as they can to help children's charities across the country.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the TV broadcast, although Children in Need has been helping children's charities in one form or another since the 1920's.

The Evening Star is making its annual contribution to the event, with 2p from every copy of the Evening star sold on Children in Need day going to the charity.

Local businesses are also being asked to buy copies of the paper in bulk, thus doing their bit for good causes in the United Kingdom.

Kevin Chittock, owner of Debenham Garage, Low Road, in Debenham is one such businessman who was only too happy to help.

"I am very happy to be able to support Children in Need and get involved with the Evening Star." Said Kevin, who is pictured alongside Pudsey the Bear and the Evening Star's very own Tractor Boy.

Local beneficiaries of last year's fund-raising extravaganza included the Suffolk Wheelchair Tennis Group, who received a grant for them to buy three new sports wheelchairs to assist their members.

Last year, residents in the East of England raised £547,368 for good causes.

Children in Need day is on Friday November 16.

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