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Partying with Pudsey

The Postal Museum played host to the BBC Children in Need appeal night

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On the night of Friday 15 November, our friends at the Postal Museum in London, hosted none other than everyone’s favourite mascot, Pudsey Bear.

One of the most recognisable bears in the country, Pudsey has become an iconic figure, representing BBC's Children in Need for millions of people across the UK.

This year, the Postal Museum was the main venue for the BBC Children in Need appeal night, which was broadcast live from the museum on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The Postal Museum PR and social media officer, Eliska Bejrova, said: ‘The museum celebrated the evening with a disco on the historic Mail Rail where 150 local children partied with Pudsey.

‘We’re very glad we could get involved with such a worthy cause, as well as having the opportunity to show visitors and viewers what the Postal Museum has to offer, including our much-loved Mail Rail ride.

Remember, as part of our sponsorship deal for Mail Rail, current Royal Mail employees are entitled to one free admission to the museum (including a ride on Mail Rail). All you need to do is to book online in advance and select the ‘Royal Mail staff’ option. Then on the day, bring your valid Royal Mail colleague ID.

For a short time only, the ride will get a festive makeover. From wartime wives wishing husbands Merry Christmas from afar, to the broadcast of the first King’s Speech on the BBC, this yuletide projection is set to get you into the Christmas spirit in a very unique way.

About Children in Need

Children in Need is the BBC's official UK charity with the Children in Need appeal night taking place every year in November. The appeal show is an entire evening of live entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things to help raise money for good causes.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

This year, stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders helped the five-hour telethon appeal, which also featured England footballers Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife, raise more than £47.9m.