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Going BearFaced for Children in Need

Posted on September 30, 2013

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kimberley-walsh-high-resArlene Phillips, Kimberley Walsh, Alex Jones and Sheridan Smith are among the famous faces taking part in BBC Children in Need’s BearFaced day on Friday, November 8. The fundraising campaign asks women to swap their make-up for a Pudsey Pawprint for one day, asking friends and colleagues to sponsor them. The money raised will help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The Pawprints, as seen on Arlene and other celebrities, are now available at Post Offices across the UK or from the Post Office website. Arlene said: “I’m going BearFaced for BBC Children in Need, are you? Ladies, let’s make a difference to the lives of children across the UK by removing our make-up for the day – it really couldn’t be simpler!”

Find out more at and prepare a sponsorship page at To help you get ready for the BearFaced day, skincare manufacturer No7 will make a donation to BBC Children in Need for every purchase of their range at Boots stores across the UK.


Picture: Kimberley Walsh goes BearFaced

Photograph: Rankin

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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