Banbury to do its bit for Children in Need

Children In Need's Pudsey Bear 'PHOTO: BBC
Children In Need's Pudsey Bear 'PHOTO: BBC

People young and old will be dressing up as their childhood hero today (Friday) as they do their bit for Children in Need.

This year’s theme will see schools, businesses and groups in and around Banbury dress up for the day but also raise much needed funds to help make a difference to young lives.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal will be aired from 7.30pm on BBC One this evening and among those doing fundraising activities in Banbury will be Karcher who are holding their popular charity car wash.

It will run until 4pm at Karcher’s base on Beaumont Road and there will also be a barbecue and a raffle with lots of great prizes to be won.

The car wash will cost £5 for cars and small vans, while larger vans will cost £10.

The venue does not have the capacity to clean HGVs, but all are welcome to use the other facilities on offer.

Business in the town have also been lending their support to Karcher’s event, with Banbury Butchers donating 100 sausages and 100 burgers for free, while other local business have given wine and vouchers

And staff at Morrisons on Swan Close Road will be replacing their uniforms with capes and masks as they dress up as superheroes throughout the day. There will also be a raffle and other activities throughout the day.

Are you doing anything for Children in Need? Send us your pictures with some details to and we’ll feature the best ones in next week’s Banbury Guardian.