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Dunvegan Primary School received a very special visit on Tuesday 24 October.

Pudsey the bear, the BBC Children in Need mascot, headed for Dunvegan as part of the Pudsey Schools Roadshows.

Dunvegan Primary School was one of just 20 schools nationwide to win the Pudsey Schools Roadshow visit, having been one of the first to sign up for a free Big Spotacular charity fundraising kit.

The Big Spotacular is a schools fundraising campaign, organised by Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need.

Ahead of Pudsey’s visit Dunvegan Primary School was provided with a celebration kit, including lots of Pudsey goodies, to help welcome the BBC Children in Need mascot and turn their school truly spotty.

Pudsey entertained the children with games and music, and encouraged them to come up with the most imaginative ways that they can raise money in advance of Appeal Week. The children even received the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with the BBC Children in Need mascot.

Tanya Rabin, BBC Children in Need Partnership Lead at Lloyds Banking Group said: “Our partnership with BBC Children in Need continues to produce fantastic results, and we have been so inspired by the brilliant fundraising happening in schools across the country. The Pudsey Schools Roadshow is our way of giving a little back to the schools and children that have contributed so much to this fundraising success.

“Through our unique role as exclusive schools partner we are thrilled to be able to make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. The partnership has played an important part of the Group’s Helping Britain Prosper Plan, helping tackle disadvantage and improving young people’s lives for the better.”

Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive, BBC Children in Need, added: “This year’s The Big Spotacular schools campaign has been sensational, we have been blown away by the UK’s schools fundraising efforts so far. Everyone’s efforts will make a huge difference to young lives across the UK so join the fun, get involved and together we can help raise more money than ever before for children and young people who need a little help.”

Those interested in finding out more about the Big Spotacular, requesting a free fundraising kit and downloading a host of free resources can visit the website here.

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