Llangollen DIY store worker’s fantastic charity juggling act


Pudsey fever gripped Llangollen DIY store worker Steve Lube today when he turned up for work in a jester costume. Steve was helping to raise vital funds for annual child poverty appeal Children in Need.

The part-time worker has been working at Watkin & Williams for about six years. And this morning (Friday, November 16, 2012) he ditched his blue shop uniform to become a juggler for the day. Steve’s black and white costume brought a smile to customers’ faces. His funny outfit even enticed curious shoppers off the street and into the store.

Steve entertained customers with his juggling act in return for a much-needed donation for the appeal. He’d been perfecting his skills the day before to help the charity beat last year’s total of £26,332,334.

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Steve hoped to raise a lot of money for the charity and was quite surprised to net an impressive £260. And Watkin & Williams matched that to raise an overall total of £520 for Children in Need.

Creative DIY ways

Children in Need is the BBC’s UK charity. Every year organisations and individuals across Britain employ creative DIY ways to raise money for the appeal. This year was no different, in fact, it was better. The charity beat last year’s total, raising over £26.757,446 million for disabled children and young people in the UK.

One of the charity’s highlights is an annual telethon in November. The event is televised on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two, and BBC Two HD from 7.30pm to 2am. And Pudsey Bear is Children in Need’s mascot.

Children in Need is one of three high-profile British telethons and the only charity belonging to the BBC. The other telethons – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief – both support the Comic Relief charity.