Residents across Stockton are being invited to grab their onesies and join Pudsey Bear on Stockton High Street in aid of BBC Children In Need.
Stockton’s Onesie Party will take place on Friday 14 November, from 5pm to 9pm where there will be plenty to see and do to help raise money for the charity.
BBC Children In Need helps more than 2,600 national projects for children and young people each year. The money from local fundraising events will go towards supporting local small and large organisations.
As part of Stockton’s fundraiser, brave souls can have the ride of a lifetime on the zip wire challenge. The thrilling activity will see participants fly across Stockton High Street, towering almost 100 feet above the Town Centre.
The Pillow Fight arena is the ultimate opportunity to have a playful grudge match against opponents – all in the name of charity! Best known as former Gladiator ‘Jet’, local personality Dianne Youdale will also be making a guest appearance for people to try their luck in a fun filled match against the television star.
Meanwhile, the dazzling lights of the roller rink disco are set to light up the Onesie Party throughout the evening where participants are invited to get their skates on and have a go on the rink to a variety of fast-paced music. Roller boots will be available at the event.
There will be plenty more for people of all ages to enjoy from activity tents full of exciting games and challenges, to comedy, children’s authors and live music at the live stage – including a special performance from Tees Valley Youth Choir, local stars of this year’s Children in Need single – plus the opportunity to have a picture taken with Pudsey Bear.
Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton Council, said: “BBC Children in Need is a fantastic charity which helps many local organisations to support children, young people and their families. We are delighted to welcome Pudsey Bear to Stockton High Street and help raise money for this great cause. It’s guaranteed to be a fun-packed evening and I would encourage everyone put on your onesies and come along to the launch party!”
Stockton Council’s traditional market traders will also be staying open until 9pm as part of the celebrations and there will be ‘Sleep Over’ themed food to enjoy throughout the event. The reduced Friday market will relocate opposite Barclays Bank on the High Street to allow for the main event to be set up.
Booking for the Zip Wire challenge will open today (Monday 13 October). Places are limited so don’t miss out! A minimum £5 donation is required for the activity at the time of booking and all proceeds will be donated to BBC Children in Need.
For more information and booking details, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/childreninneed To become a BBC Children in Need ‘Hero’, receive fundraising tips and tools, register online at https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/herohub