Matthew Leadbeater, has answered BBC Children in Need’s call to Do Your Thing and help raise money to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.
Matthew who is supported by Active Prospects planned and organised a Pudsey Fun Day at the end of October which was held in St. Agatha’s Hall, Hurst Green.
Local stallholders brought a wide range of goods to sell, with a percentage of all sales going into the fundraising pot. The St. Agatha’s Hall Committee kindly donated refreshments on the day, and guests came along to support Matthew’s efforts; Lindsay Dunbar, Vice Chair of Tandridge District Council, Cameron McIntosh, Surrey County Councillor for Oxted, and Caterham Town Crier, Sonia Hunt, to help make the day a great success. Councillor McIntosh was even persuaded to ‘do something silly’ and entertain the assembled crowd with a solo dance to Uptown Funk – which required a quick Gin and Tonic beforehand!
Matthew worked hard to promote the event throughout the local community and was delighted that over 100 people attended on the day. He was able to send a stunning £1234.97 to Children in Need, once he had finished counting-up the fundraising donations.
Speaking of their efforts, Matthew said: “I’m overwhelmed with the response I’ve had to doing my Pudsey Fun Day as a fundraiser and would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported me! It’s great fun supporting BBC Children in Need and knowing I raised £1235 is a fantastic feeling.”
BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the appeal.