When Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple launched its Kids' Club with Barney Bear, little was it thought that the cuddly character would be getting fan mail from abroad. So when a Kids' Club membership application came from Malaysia, centre staff we

When Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple launched its Kids' Club with Barney Bear, little was it thought that the cuddly character would be getting fan mail from abroad.So when a Kids' Club membership application came from Malaysia, centre staff were amazed and quickly sent off a membership pack, complete with Barney Bear stickers, to six-year-old Jalan Bintang.Used to getting single applications for membership, Barney Bear was overwhelmed when Parkham Under Fives pre-school decided to join as a group. Now the little ones can enjoy the many activities organised by the Centre with their classmates!Jan Dayman, centre manager at Green Lanes, said: "Barney Bear is a huge attraction and the website makes it such fun, I am not surprised that he has fans at home and abroad."Julia Adamson fro Parkham Under Fives pre-school said: "The little ones love Barney Bear and the membership pack is really cool. Kids love being part of a club - it's a new experience and that is what we like to provide here at the pre-school."The free-to-join club can be contacted at greenlanes.co.uk or by picking up a registration card on the mall.