Star joins Pudsey to help kids in need

IF YOU want to help Children in Need – buy a copy of the Evening Star.Because on Friday, November 21, two pence from every Star sold will go directly to the charity.

IF YOU want to help Children in Need – buy a copy of the Evening Star.

Because on Friday, November 21, two pence from every Star sold will go directly to the charity.

And, if you buy your paper at Asda in Ipswich on any day this week – we will also donate two pence of that cover price to the children's charity.

It's now the sixth year that the Star has been donating money to Children in Need in this way and the sales department is happy to be supporting the charity.

Austen Dack, the Evening Star Brand Manager said: "We are delighted to help the Children In Need appeal as it is such a worthwhile cause.

"Since its launch in 1980, Children In Need has raised more than £325 million and every penny has been used to improve the lives of British children who have experienced problems or hardships, such as abuse, serious illness and poverty."

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As well as selling copies of the Star, Asda will be holding a series of events to raise money for Children In Need.

From 11.30 am on Friday, Tony Western will be singing and line dancing in store with customers invited to join in the fun.

And there will also be a sponsored rowing event on the day with one man rowing from 8am to 8pm.

Prizes can be won too – a £1 a ticket prize draw is being held with hampers worth £100 up for grabs.

And of course, Children In Need wouldn't be Children In Need without Pudsey the Bear. Asda will be auctioning off two 24" replicas of the official Children In Need mascot, along with a giant Simba, the hero of Disney's The Lion King.

Lorraine Bolt, Events Co-ordinator at the store said: "I've already been offered £500 for Simba but I still want more bids.

"So far we have raised £1,800 and we are thrilled with that figure but we are hoping to raise even more on the day."

Last year Asda raised £5,000 for the appeal and hopes are high that this year's figure will be higher.

A host of Evening Star outlets have also agreed to support our Children In Need efforts by pledging to sell as many extra copies as possible on Children In Need Friday.

These newsagents are Wintermans News, Felixstowe Safeway, Felixstowe WHSmith, Felixstowe Greening & Hope, Trimley Raja Stores, Woodbridge Road Budgens, Woodbridge Co-op, Hadleigh Co-op, Pinewood Hayward's, Leiston Victoria Nurseries, Henley Road Combs Ford Post Office Chantry News Co-op, Prince Of Wales Drive Co-op, Holbrook Mixers, Hadleigh Asda, Ipswich Bramford Village News Lamberts, Ipswich Foxhall News, Ipswich Foxhall Stores, Ipswich Bolton Stores, Ipswich and Macmarket, Ipswich.

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