Pudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 11:37 15 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:42 18 November 2019

More than £1000 has been raised for Children in Need after a morning of fun for childminders in Ely. Picture: SUE SMITH

More than £1000 has been raised for Children in Need after a morning of fun for childminders in Ely. Picture: SUE SMITH

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More than £1,000 has been raised for Children in Need after a morning of fun for childminders in Ely.

Pudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Sue Smith and daughter Lara. Picture: SUE SMITHPudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Sue Smith and daughter Lara. Picture: SUE SMITH

Around 70 children attended Treetops, in Lancaster Way, yesterday afternoon (November 14) to play and share snacks.

Childminder Sue Smith organised the event along with raffles including Take That memorabilia.

The main raffle included generous donations from Ely toy shop, Cherry Hill Chocolates, The Treasure Chest and more.

Sue said: "The week before our event my daughter, who is my registered assistant, and I were invited to the BBC's The One Show to be in the audience and talk about our fundraising.

Pudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Picture: SUE SMITHPudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Picture: SUE SMITH

"This was a great opportunity to not only meet presenters Ore and Michelle but to shout out for childminders who are taking the lead in this fundraising event and help those children less fortunate.

"What a great way to learn empathy, understanding and thinking of others - all brilliant life skills

"I cannot thank everyone enough for the amazing support shown in buying raffle tickets and making donations of gifts.

"Our fundraising so far totals £1074."

Pudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Picture: SUE SMITHPudsey power! Ely childminders raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need. Picture: SUE SMITH

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