Pudsey scales dizzying heights of BT Tower

Posted by Property Week on 21st Dec 2012

Around 80 property and retail experts enjoyed a high-altitude charitable flourish this week, involving a plastic Harley Davidson, acrobatic flights and spas – all lots in an auction, all in the company of a cuddly yellow bear.

The 34th floor of the BT Tower, 177 metres above London, was returned to its former glory as a revolving restaurant on Tuesday night after being closed down in 1981, as Morgan Garfield and Mark Robinson’s Ellandi hosted its inaugural Children in Need dinner.

Pudsey was there, of course, to welcome and cuddle up to guests, who included former GB swimmer Mark Foster and founder of fashion retailer Ted Baker Ray Kelvin.

A staggering £41,000 was raised on the night as the industry was encouraged to empty its pockets through the lure of auction lots, among them a luxury Cornish spa day, a VIP trip around the CBBC studios and the chance to join a Blades airplane display.

From the dizzy heights of dinner, the evening finished up in the bowels of Little Portland Street in the Aviary Bar, where the merriment continued.

Source: Property Week

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