BBC Children in Need
BBC’s Children in Need appeal’s night took place on Friday 19th December and it raised an incredible £18,098,199 million!
The registered annual charity, although operating all-year round, takes place around this time of the year.
The aim is to help raise crucial pennies to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Although it didn’t raise quite as much as last year’s 2009 appeal, which was the 30th Appeal and raised a record breaking £39 million, it is still an outstanding figure which will have a massive impact helping the lives of those aged 18 and under.
It is world-wide known for its’ infamous brown cuddly mascot and logo, Pudsey, a yellow bear with a red bandage.
ABOUT CHILDREN IN NEED
The mission is to make a positive change to the lives of deprived children and young people right here in the UK. Their vision is a society where each and every child and young person is supported through school projects to realise their potential.
They provide this support in the form of grants to organisations working with children who may have experienced mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.
The BBC’s first broadcast appeal for children was a five-minute radio programme on Christmas Day in 1927, in which it raised £1,143 and the proceeds were shared with four prominent children’s charities.
The first televised appeal was the 1955 ‘Children’s Hour Christmas Appeal’, presented by Sooty and Harry Corbett.
The Christmas Day Appeals continued on TV and radio right up until 1979, raising a total of £625,836. It wasn’t until 1978 when Terry Wogan made his debut as its’ main presenter.
HOW TO DONATE
It is not too late give a small contribution to the charity!
There are various methods of donating; including going online to the dedicated Donate page or calling 0345 7 33 22 33; or you can send a cheque through the post.
You can find the address and all other details at the official Children in Need homepage here.
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