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