Meet globe-trotter Pudsey after world tour - slideshow

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HE’s been to some of the world’s most legendary locations and clocked up more air miles than an international businessman.

This six-inch, globe-trotting Pudsey the BBC Children In Need bear even stood at the top of Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand just before it was destroyed in the country’s devastating earthquake.

His trip-of-a-lifetime, taking in amazing adventures in 33 countries, and over 150,000 miles, was a sponsored one organised by Hasland’s Roy Smith from Kids Zone Breakfast and After Schools Clubs.

Friends from Hasland also took him to New York, Majorca, Amsterdam, Rome and Hong Kong.

Now back home in Chesterfield - having already raised £500 – his sponsor Mercedes-Benz South Yorkshire is hosting a family fun afternoon at their Chesterfield showrooms in Lockoford Lane this Saturday November 12.

From 4.30-6.30pm Pudsey’s Big Bash includes exciting entertaining such as a stilt walker, magician a visit from the BBC’s Pudsey Bear and a star auction for Children in Need.

Prizes include an exclusive photo album of Pudsey’s travels, a tour of the Houses of Parliament, use of a Mercedes-Benz sports car for a weekend, a month’s health club membership and a book of autographs, including the Prime Minister’s, collected by MP Toby Perkins.

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Pudsey’s adventure started at Chesterfield FC last December and also included:

- Crossing the Atlantic eight times

- Sitting in Michael Schumacher’s car at the F1 Grands Prix in Budapest as a guest of Mercedes-Benz and meeting BBC presenter Jake Humphrey

- Winter skiing in France

- Seeing nine states in the USA

- Sky-diving with people from the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

- Spending a day with the fire chief of Raleigh in North Carolina

- Being pictured atop the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State building in New York

- Visiting the Houses of Parliament as a guest of Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins

- Enjoying Universal Studios, Harry Potter World and Busch Park in Florida

- Cruises from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, to Scandinavia, Russia, Dubai, India and Goa

On his last cruise from Rome, to Greece and Turkey he was enrolled as a member of crew by Captain Erik Standal, Master of the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas