Royal Marines help launch Children in Need appeal

The Royal Marines helped launch the BBC’s Children In Need Appeal in Plymouth by delivering event mascot Pudsey the bear from their Devonport base.

The larger-than-life furry character was taken to the Royal William Yard by a speedy offshore raiding craft driven by Royal Marines from 1 Assault Group, which is based at HMNB Devonport.

Lieutenant Colonel Neil Wraith said: "It's a privilege to support Children in Need, a charity that changes the lives of disadvantaged children and young people."