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Children in Need mascot Pudsey visits Newham University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:47 13 November 2017

Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey with Alison McMurtrie-Taylor from Asda and Zarah Mohmoodi 9 months

Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey with Alison McMurtrie-Taylor from Asda and Zarah Mohmoodi 9 months

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Young patients at Newham University Hospital were treated to a special visit from Children in Need mascot Pudsey.

Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey with 13 year old Layza Pinto Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey with 13 year old Layza Pinto

The bear met children at the Glen Road, Plaistow hospital’s Rainbow Ward this morning, spending time with them and giving them a hug.

Pudsey also gave each of them a colouring pack and posed for photos with staff and patients alike.

Josephine Bakah, Rainbow Ward Manager, said: “We’re delighted Pudsey visited us - a big thank you to Asda Beckton for making this possible and bringing Pudsey along.

“Entertainment provides a real comfort to our young patients, improving their experience at what can be a difficult time. It was a fantastic surprise.”

Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital.  Pudsey with Hayaat Muridi aged 11 and ward manager Jo Bakah Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey with Hayaat Muridi aged 11 and ward manager Jo Bakah

The visit came ahead of Children in Need’s annual day of fundraising, including the BBC telethon which begins at 7pm on Friday.

Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital. Pudsey the bear visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Newham University Hospital.

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