Teddy bears hurtle through the sky at Pidley’s annual freefall competition

Pidley Moutain Rescue Team, Teddy Bear Freefall Championships, 2nd Somersham Brownie Freya, with one

Pidley Moutain Rescue Team, Teddy Bear Freefall Championships, 2nd Somersham Brownie Freya, with one of the teddies. - Credit: Archant

It is not something you see everyday but cuddly toys falling from the sky is all part of the fun at the Pidley International Teddy Bear Freefall Competition.

Pidley Moutain Rescue Team, Teddy Bear Freefall Championships,

Pidley Moutain Rescue Team, Teddy Bear Freefall Championships, - Credit: Archant

In a thrilling display of stuffed animal bravery, 10 teddy bears were thrown from a plane over Rookery Farm, Pidley, in aid of the Pidley International charity.

Pidley International trustee Su McLean-Tooke said: “The weather wasn’t as great we hoped but we still managed to raise over £1,700 and still have sponsorship money to come in – everyone seemed to enjoy the day.”

Each bear was sponsored by local businesses and residents, with the aim of the competition to try and land the teddy nearest to a mark.

The top prize went to the Rollins Farm bear.

The event has been running for more than 10 years to help raise funds to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire.