Children in Need mascot Pudsey visits Newham University Hospital
PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:47 13 November 2017
Young patients at Newham University Hospital were treated to a special visit from Children in Need mascot Pudsey.
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.”
The visit came ahead of Children in Need’s annual day of fundraising, including the BBC telethon which begins at 7pm on Friday.