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Barnardo's customers go 'Laa-Laa' for Teletubbies

Release Date: 21 Jun 2017

Children said ‘Eh-Oh’ to the world famous TV stars, the Teletubbies, when they surprised them at Barnardo’s Brixton shop.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po gave everyone ‘big hugs’ and had great fun welcoming customers, all to raise money for the UK’s leading children’s charity.

They met excited children, served customers, and helped sort out vintage albums at the south east London store.

This year, the Teletubbies have teamed with Barnardo’s to celebrate the TV show’s 20th year anniversary.

To mark the occasion, shoppers can now buy special limited edition Teletubbies merchandise from Barnardo’s shops across the UK. This includes exclusive Teletubbies wristbands, key rings, headbands, and character pens and lots more from their local shop.

Money raised will enable Barnardo’s to support the most vulnerable children, young people and families in the UK.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan, said:

I am delighted Barnardo’s is collaborating with the Teletubbies during this special year.

My children grew up watching the Teletubbies, so seeing them at our Brixton store brought back lots of very happy memories for me.

Our exclusive range of merchandise is a bright, fun and collectable way to support and make a difference to the thousands of children and young people we help each year.

The Teletubbies were in the store in Brixton Road, Brixton, on June 17.

A second series of the new-look Teletubbies launched on CBeebies this year. The multi-award-winning show is designed to encourage young children to watch television creatively. Full of fun and exploration, it inspires confidence and curiosity and nurtures childhood development.

For more information about the work Barnardo’s does and to find your local shop, please visit Barnardo's website


Notes to editors

Pictures of the Teletubbies in the Brixton store are available on request - All pictures by Piers Allardyce Photography/ Barnardo’s


Last year 272,000 children, young people and families were supported by Barnardo’s through more than 996 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes.

We work to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and every year we help thousands of families to build a better future. But we cannot do it without you.

Visit to find out how you can get involved. Registered charity No. 216250 and SC037605

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Teletubbies characters and logo © 2016 and TM DHX Worldwide Limited. Licensed by DHX Worldwide Limited. All rights reserved.

About Teletubbies

Originally created in 1997, multiple award-winning Teletubbies is designed to encourage young children to watch television creatively. Full of fun and exploration, it inspires confidence and curiosity and nurtures childhood development.  In September 2013, DHX Media acquired all rights to Teletubbies and engaged award-winning UK production company Darrall Macqueen to executive produce a 21st century version of the show for a new generation of viewers. DHX Media handles global distribution and all licensing and merchandising for Teletubbies.

About DHX Brands

DHX Brands is the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and maintaining high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young adult markets. With expertise in brand development, licensing, marketing and creative, we build and manage brands that captivate and inspire through engaging content, first-class distribution, quality consumer products, immersive live experiences and digital media. DHX Brands’ world-class portfolio includes Teletubbies, Twirlywoos, In the Night Garden, Caillou and Slugterra. DHX Brands has offices in London, Toronto and Los Angeles.

Visit to find out more about Teletubbies.

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