Six Fylde youngsters to be party animals

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ONE lucky young reader is going to be “beary” popular by winning a party for themselves and five friends at Build-A Bear Workshop at The Trafford Centre, Manchester.

That’s today’s fantastic competition prize to celebrate the special visit to the store tomorrow of the company’s founder and chief executive Maxine Clark, who has flown in from America to hold a “meet and greet” from 1pm to 3pm. Families can chat with her and make a special bear for free to be donated to baby charity Tommy’s and its Manchester research centre, based at St Mary’s Hospital. There’ll be special appearances by Bearemy, the Build-A-Bear Workshop huggable mascot. The event includes prize draws featuring special-edition Maxine Clark bears that are not available to buy, and goody bags only available as a gift from Maxine. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s premise is that almost everyone, regardless of age, has a special fondness for stuffed animals. At the workshop, you enter a lighthearted teddy-bear-themed environment consisting of eight bear-making stations. Guests choose from over 30 stuffed animals to make, including bears, dogs, cats, bunnies, monkeys and limited editons. They stuff their new friend, give it a heart filled with wishes – a Build-A-Bear Workshop trademark - and add personality with hundreds of outfits and accessories. Back home they can continue their adventure when they bring it to life online for free and get cool virtual stuff at bearville.com, the “beary fun and beary safe” virtual world. One lucky reader is going to win a £200 Build-A-Bear Workshop party for six at the Trafford Centre store, where, in a fun packed session they will all make their own £9 stuffed animal friend. Name the company’s furry mascot and send your answer, with name, address and telephone number, to: Bear Party Competition, Editorial, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool, FY4 2DP. Closing date June 10, 2011. Usual Gazette rules apply. Party subject to availability. Transport not included.

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