YOUNGSTERS in Wheatley enjoyed a teddy bears' picnic complete with a visit from Pudsey to raise money for Children in Need.

The picnic took place at The Maple Tree Centre, a charity run by members of the local community last month and was organised by Asda Wheatley community champion Angela Young.

The Littleworth Road centre offers a range of activities and services for children aged five and under, their families and their carers.

It also helps to put parents in touch with the right people for advice about issues such as benefits and adult education, as well as providing parenting and first aid courses to those that want them in the local area.

Teaming up with the charity, Ms Young hosted a special picnic for more than 20 children as part of the centre's family stay and play events.

The day included a range of activities, from teddy bear bingo to traditional tombola and even a visit from Pudsey himself.

Asda hosted teddy bears' picnics across the UK throughout July to raise funds and support more than 30,000 disadvantaged children.

Ms Young said: “I was delighted to host the Teddy’s Bears Picnic for BBC Children in Need – it was a fantastic day and it was great to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

“Asda has been a partner of BBC Children in Need for 18 years, and we’re delighted to do out bit here in Wheatley to support the cause.

"The picnic was the perfect way to kick-start our celebrations.”