Mr Men and Little Miss Celebrity podcasts raise money for Variety Club

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variety_club_mister_men_podcast.gifMaybe it’s because I’m feeling nostalgic (caught Danger Mouse and Top Cat on daytime telly today) and charitable, but here’s another story that caught my eye today: Mr Men and Little Miss celebrity charity podcasts.

Six of the UK’s favourite celebrities — Tony “Time Team” Robinson, Joanna “Ab Fab” Lumley, Wendy “Pauline Fowler” Richard (shall I stop this now?), Neil Fox, Ben Shephard, and John Simm — will record a Mr Men or a Little Miss story in order to raise money for the Variety Club.

They cost £1.50 each, or £5 for all seven, with 100% of the donation going straight to the charity.

It certainly brings bedtime stories into the 21st century – now kids can just tune into their iPods instead of relying on mum or dad to read the same story over and over again… perhaps.

The podcasts can be downloaded from www.varietyclub.org.uk/mrmen

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Andy Merrett