St Paul's Church and Messy Money Community Event

Newbury Building Society and St Paul’s Church held another well attended Messy Money event on Friday 31 October. Falling on Halloween, the activity day was aimed at children aged 0-7 years old and provided entertainment and amusement for all who attended. The Messy Money day included a ball pit, face painting, Barry Bear tattoos, and an appearance from Newbury Building Society’s lovable mascot.

Every child that came to the event received their own Barry Bear book and goody bag to take home. Other play involved messy hand prints and a buzz wire.

An organiser for the event, Trudi Smart, said: “The event was a success once again, and so many people came and had lots of fun. We had over 110 children during two and half hours. It was a good way to end the half term holiday.”

Newbury Building Society has a range of Barry story books and cuddly toys that will appear at Messy Money events throughout the year.

For more information about the Barry Bear account, Messy Money, and the Society’s family-friendly initiative, or to keep up to date with Barry’s travels, visit

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