Children in Need 2011

BBC Children in Need Pudsey Bear
Pudsey Bear

With Children in Need 2011 being today, it means fundraising time and this years ‘event’ is running 10 miles dressed as a pirate!

Every year a group of about 10 or so of us organise a fancy dress event in order to raise money for what is probably the nation’s favourite charity – Children in Need.

Symbolised by the seemingly immortal Pudsey Bear, Children in Need day makes parents, grandparents and children all over the UK do the nuttiest things in order to raise money for a wonderful cause.

So come noon today, I along with my fellow dodgy seamen and fair maidens/wenches will be casting our ship ahoy (laden with fundraising buckets) from the Guildhall in Swansea and steering a steady course along Swansea promenade down to the booty in Mumbles Pier.

Once we’ve filled our booty, we’ll make the return voyage – ensuring that the said buckets are brimming with silver and gold.

And if any of ye scurvy dogs reading this be kind enough to make a donation, then they’d be most welcome by me and me fellow shipmates.

Children in Need Donation

Now if you’re wondering what me and me muckers will look like, then cast ye eyes on these beauties from last year (I be the one dressed as Darth Vader)…

Baywatch babes
Baywatch Babes

Talking of the past, you can read all about our last year’s Children in Need exploits on this blog too!

Well tally-ho me hearties, I’d best get on and get me pirate gear on.  So here’s to a barrel of rum and a damn good run!

[EDIT] Here’s a picture of me and the rest of the motley crew at the half way point by Mumbles Pier

Children in Need - 10 Mile Pirate Run