Are you fundraising for Children in Need?

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 9th November 2023

Are you taking part in the national fundraising alongside ‘Pudsey’ this year?
Children in Need 2023 will be taking place on Friday, November 17, at 7pm on BBC One.
Many individuals and organisations across the nation will be joining in on the fundraising fun and we want to hear all about your events and activities.
A spokesman for the national charity said: “BBC Children in Need believes that every child should have the chance to thrive and be the best they can be.
“We are committed to being there for children across the UK when they need us the most. Together with the BBC and our partners, we inspire the nation to support this work.
“BBC Children in Need is here to make sure that every child has the childhood they deserve – and the support they need to thrive.”
They continued: “We are committed to funding the grassroots organisations and project workers across the UK that provide the vital positive relationships children need to help them navigate the challenges in their lives.
“Our project workers support, inspire and champion them to ensure they have opportunities and can reach their goals. And that will always be our approach.
“We fund thousands of charities and projects in every corner of the UK, that support children and young people to feel and be safer, have improved mental health and wellbeing, form better, more positive relationships and be given more equal opportunities to flourish.”
The spokesman added: “At BBC Children in Need, we raise funds to make sure we can be there for children and young people by funding thousands of local charities and projects.
“Our SPOTacular annual appeal in November inspires our communities across the UK to come together, raise funds and show support.
“There are plenty of ways to go the extra mile for BBC Children in Need. Supporters take on SPOTacular walkathons and sponsored cycles, host bake sales, and a whole lot more.
“Our November appeal wouldn’t be complete without our big night of television on the BBC, featuring famous faces, SPOTacular programmes, and reports from children and young people whose lives have been changed thanks to your support.”
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