THOUSANDS of mini-bugs will take over Huddersfield town centre this weekend!
The colourful cuddly creatures are being sold by members of the Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club, who are going bug-mad.
The club is selling the mini-bugs as part of its charity work.
In previous years members have released thousands of balloons and raised more than £30,000 for good causes.
But this year they will be giving a bug a hug and hope to raise money for the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.
Peter Bottomley, chairman of the club’s community services committee, said “For the past ten years we have held the balloon races and some have ended up as far afield as Germany and other parts of Europe.
“We have raised a considerable amount of money for local causes including Kirkwood Hospice and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
“But after watching a documentary, which was supported by many animal charities, and seeing that many domestic animals and marine life were often injured by the pieces of balloon, ribbon and tags as they fall we have decided against holding a balloon race.
“Instead we are selling these bugs. While it doesn’t have the same impact we hope people will get behind us, buy a bug and be in with the chance of winning £250.”
The bugs cost £1 and all proceeds will go to the Forget Me Not Trust children’s hospice appeal.
Everyone who buys a bug will be entered into a prize draw and have a chance of winning £250.
Members of the Rotary club will be selling the bugs near Boots on King Street tomorrow and on Saturday between 9am and 5pm.