PUDSEY has made appearances across Herefordshire over the last few days in the run up to the BBC's Children in Need fundraiser this evening.

Schools, businesses and community groups have taken part in all sorts of ways to raise money and promote the campaign.

There have been cake sales, superhero days and non-uniform days, across the county to raise money.

Staff at Halo leisure pool in Hereford had a combined 12 hours on a treadmill and Whitecross Hereford High School held a cake sale.

The BBC Children in Need appeal supports projects across the UK.

The BBC’s Children in Need television appeal takes place tonight and loads of stars are helping out with this year’s show.

The programme this evening will be hosted by Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and telly presenting couple Marvin and Rochelle Humes.

Since the annual fundraiser started in 1980 it has raised more than £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

During tonight’s live TV show, there will be lots going on, such as a special Strictly Come Dancing competition with four soap stars competing for the Pudsey Glitterball trophy.

Stars of EastEnders will take to the dance floor with professionals from Strictly Come Dancing.

There will be performances from Louis Tomlinson and Westlife among the stars appearing as well as England football players making an appearance.

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