2015 has been a busy year for The Education Network but thanks to our hardworking team we still managed to raise £2,258.70 for BBC Children in Need.

It’s the third year in a row that members of The Education Network family have taken to the streets to visit schools dressed as Pudsey and fundraise for the cause.

BBC Children in Need provide support to disadvantaged children in the UK through local and national charities. This includes children who have experienced mental, physical or sensory disabilities; those living in poverty or in situations of deprivation or suffering distress, abuse or neglect.

The Education Network firmly believes that every child deserves a chance. As specialists in the education sector, the charity is one of many that is so close to our hearts and why we will continually strive to support BBC Children in Need with their mission. And we won’t stop there!

As part of our ethos to give back, The Education Network supports many local charities through sponsorships and fundraising alongside Children in Need. We recently sponsored Manchester based charity Z-arts, who are also part funded by Children in Need and have been since 2008.

Z-arts is a creative space for young people and families and due to our sponsorship, we were able to run a competition for one lucky school to be in with the chance of winning a free day out, for a class of 30 pupils, to see a production of the Snow Queen.

Following the success of our charity work this year, we hope to continue to offer these services to schools and their pupils whilst raising money for excellent causes at the same time.

Fingers crossed 2016 is an even bigger triumph and thank you to everyone who got involved! This year Children in Need raised a staggering total of £37.1 million to change the lives of young people across the UK!

To find out more about Children in Need click here

For more information on Z-arts visit here

If you are interested in booking Pudsey to come and visit one of your schools for 2016, please select your local office and get in touch with them directly.