Pop stars Girls Aloud have designed a special collection of soft toys for U.K. charity Children in Need.

The British-Irish group has teamed up with executives at the Bbc organisation to create five new versions of the Children in Need mascot, Pudsey Bear.

A post on the Love MAChine hitmakers' Twitter.com page on Tuesday (18Dec12) reads: "So excited to announce we have designed the first ever POP Pudsey Collection..."

The toys will be auctioned off to raise money for the popular cause, which supports sick and disabled children. Details of the sale will be announced on Wednesday (19Dec12).