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Children in Need received a Hebridean hand when Uig Church of Scotland held its first Pudsey Bear Waffle Tea on Friday November 17.

Piles of waffles, fruit, cream, and ice cream were all on the menu, with several attendees kitted out in clothes displaying the famous fundraising mascot. 

All food at the tea was donated, and all monetary donations from attendees will go to Children in Need. 

There were waffles galore in Uig on Friday.
Friends came out in support of Children in Need.

Reverend Hugh Maurice Stewart said the tea had been wonderful, especially as the local school had taken the time to teach the children about Children in Need before the event.

"Children are precious and we want to benefit every child, so we want to equal the opportunity of every child. So does the community of Uig," Rev. Stewart said.

"Children in Need does wonderful work, and it helps children on the island. It’s not a Glasgow organisation: it helps people in Lewis.

"And it isn’t just all giving: it also helps people ask. That is one aspect that is forgotten. It takes grace to give, but it also takes grace to ask."

Everybody enjoyed a waffle in the name of Children in Need.
It is now hoped the waffle tea becomes an annual event.

He also thanked those who had donated food, including Uig Shop, Robertson Fruiterers in Stornoway, the Coop, and Grillburger, and hoped the children would take from the event that not all children have what they have, so it is good to give as well as receive.

It is now hoped that the Pudsey Waffle Tea will become an annual event.