YOUNG families have showed their support for Children in Need by attending a teddy bear picnic.

Over 50 babies and their parents went along to the event held at Pebmarsh Village Hall.

During the picnic, the young children were invited to take part in a series of adventures set up inside the hall, including a feed the duck activity and trip to the beach.

The children, helped by their parents, also toasted marshmallows during a game devised by the organisers, Helen Whiting and Bethany Redder.

Ms Whiting said: "It was great to see so many people getting behind the idea.

"I estimate we have raised at least £150 to £200, if not maybe more.

"Running the teddy bear picnic was the perfect way to coincide with Children in Need week and it reminded everyone of how precious and important our kids are."

The money raised from Monday's event will be combined with funds raised from other teddy bear picnic events held in Great Dunmow and Braintree throughout the week.

Ms Whiting added: "Last year we raised about £800 in total across all of the picnics so hopefully we will hit that same target again."