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Norwich railway raises more than £700 for Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 11:56 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 02 October 2018

Sunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike Fordham

Sunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike Fordham

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People came in their hundreds to meet Pudsey Bear and raise more than £700 for Children in Need in Eaton Park.

Sunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike FordhamSunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike Fordham

People came in their hundreds to meet Pudsey Bear and raise more than £700 for Children in Need in Eaton Park.

This is the seventh year that Pudsey has come to visit the park’s miniature railway, which each year devotes the day’s revenue to Children in Need.

Catherine Wright, Stationmaster, said: “We have once again raised a worthwhile sum for Children in Need, thanks to all the park visitors who bought tickets”.

Passengers rode around the railway’s circuit on five different trains behind both diesel and steam engines.

Sunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike FordhamSunday's Children in Need fundraiser at Eaton Park Miniature Railway. Picture: Mike Fordham

Mike Riches, owner of the ‘Todd the diesel’ train said: “I had the idea to use my First Class coach to raise additional funds for Children in Need and it worked well. People enjoyed the experience!”

Eaton Park Miniature Railway is owned and operated by Norwich & District Society of Model Engineers, a “not for profit” organisation.

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