PUDSEY Bear has been popping up all over Sussex to collect funds for BBC Children In Need.

Members of the Sussex Round Table charities joined Pudsey as he toured Sussex by train with buckets to collect donations yesterday.

James Mortimer, a member of Brighton Round Table, said: “The Round Tables decided to come together to be Pudsey’s chaperone for the day and raise money for Children In Need.

“Tables from Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath, Lewes, Eastbourne and Brighton Regency joined us for the tour.”

The tables started in Eastbourne Station in the morning and travelled to Lewes and Brighton, before arriving at Haywards Heath in the late afternoon.

Mr Mortimer said: “We spent a few hours at each station, and lots of children were able to come and meet Pudsey.

“It’s amazing what can be done when a dedicated bunch of people come together to work for a good cause.”

Elsewhere in Sussex, events were held to raise money for the BBC charity, which provides grants to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Hove Methodist Church held a teddy bear’s picnic for their Polka Tots drop-in session, with parents and toddlers taking part.

Elin Star, a member of the Church said: “It’s been very lively here today.

“We do a lot of fundraising for different charities, and it’s great to support this worthy cause.”