Pudsey becomes a firefighter for Children in Need

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will have a new addition to their rescue team today as Pudsey the bear joins crews for some fundraising.

From early morning until late fire crews will be collecting thousands of pounds for BBC Children in Need.

Last year they raised £27,000 for the charity.

Crews from across the county will be in Woodstock, Bicester, Bampton, Faringdon, Goring and Wheatley.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue posted on Facebook: “Let us know if you see Pudsey, we hear he is going to be helping us when he can.”

They will be in Woodstock 9am to 9pm; Bicester 8am to 6pm; Bampton 6am to 5pm; Faringdon 8am to 12.30pm and Goring 8am to 5pm.

They will be collecting in Wheatley throughout the day.

In Chipping Norton fire crews will be collecting in the town on Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

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