Picture pickers play pool with Pudsey

Pudsey Bear pays a visit to North Tyneside Disability Forum's Young People's Project.
Pudsey Bear pays a visit to North Tyneside Disability Forum's Young People's Project.

Young people in North Tyneside welcomed a VIP guest to their forum to put them in the picture for a photographic task.

Pudsey Bear called in to North Tyneside Disability Forum’s Young People’s Project last week, along with BBC Look North weatherman Paul Mooney.

The pair were recruiting volunteers to choose photographs for the Look North Children In Need calendar.

Pudsey also stayed around to play pool with the youngsters, while Mr Mooney chatted to them about how to make their calendar selections.

The forum has been supported by Children In Need for its Voice and Choice project, which helped young people aged 13 to 18 to fulfil their potential, raise aspirations and enjoy a social life outside of school and care provision.

The forum is open Monday to Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening.