Sofa, so good for charity date

Sofa shoppers in Mellis were treated to the spectacle of a custom-designed couch which is touring the country to raise awareness for Children in Need.

Featuring an image of Pudsey the Bear, the sofa took pride of place in the Multiyork Factory Shop display window last week.

It is one of five travelling a combined 2,000 miles around the company's stores, and will eventually be auctioned off in November.

The scheme, which runs for nine weeks up until Children in Need night on Friday, November 20, is one part of Multiyork's charity effort which has raised 13,000 through a range of activities since June.