Albert Bartlett Potato 'Spudsey' for Children in Need at Carfest South

CarFest South is a weekend long event and the brainchild of Chris Evans, which raises money for BBC Children in Need from Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire. The weekend long event, from 26th to 28th August, offers entertainment for the whole family with a unique and fabulously eclectic mix of music, cars and fun.

To support the event and BBC Children in Need, Albert Bartlett are donating 4,000kg of Albert Bartlett Homestyle Rooster Chips for the event to cook and sell, with 50p from every portion sold going to the charity. You might be surprised to know that this enormous chip delivery to CarFest South is the same weight as three Porsche Carreras!

In celebration of the event, Albert Bartlett have commissioned a food artist to create ‘Spudsey’ Bear, made out of ten varieties of potatoes including Albert Bartlett’s famous red Rooster and Purple Majesty.  An image of ‘Spudsey’ is attached and available to download on and is on all Albert Bartlett social media.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.  In the last four years, CarFest Festivals have raised a total of £6.7million for the charity.

"Pudsey Bear" is BBC Children in Need's official mascot.