Today’s post brings a preview of an upcoming limited edition release exclusively for the UK! This is Pandora’s second charm released in support of Children in Need, a charity run by the BBC, following last year’s limited edition Pudsey charm.
Just as a refresher, Children in Need is a UK charity run by the BBC (our national television company) in support of disabled children and young people in Britain. It’s a pretty big deal here and they run big televised appeals every November!
Read on to see how Pandora are supporting the charity this time around! :D
Pandora Children in Need Charm 2016 Preview
This year’s charm focuses again on the charity’s mascot, Pudsey the Bear, who wears a colourful bandana over one eye. However, while last year’s charm just featured his head, this time Pandora have gone for a rather cute full-bodied design (which better suits my personal tastes, as it offers more detail!). I think they’ve done a better job of making it look like Pudsey this time around – from what I can see, anyway!
This year’s charm has no coloured CZ on the bandana, with just enamel spots instead – again a design decision that I much prefer!
As you can just about make out, he actually has ‘2016’ written underneath him, which is a nice detail!
From what I understand, this charm is rumoured to be released on the 8th of September (I will update this post if I hear otherwise) and will retail, like last year, for £40.
I remembering being so pleasantly surprised by the Pandora and CIN team-up last year, and it’s just as nice to see them continuing to support the charity this year! I prefer this year’s design to last year’s, as I prefer the greater level of detail of full-bodied designs, so I will definitely be picking up this Pudsey charm to go with my one from last year. <3
It’ll be interesting to see whether Pandora continue making LE charms for Children in Need in future years – I don’t really see how many versions of Pudsey they can make, but it would be nice to see the collaboration continue.
Last year this charm was very popular, and I had a lot of requests for advice on how to get one from international collectors – I’m sure the same will be true of this year!
What do you think of this year’s CIN charm? Will you be getting one?