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Monday, 9 November 2015

Children In Need 2015

I have previously spoken about how important it is to help people where you can. I know, especially with the holidays coming up, that not everyone is at a financial advantage to give as much as they'd like but one thing the majority of us can do is spread awareness through social media.

What Is It?

Children In Need is a British Charity that raises money for lots of projects over the UK to help disadvantaged children. It actually started as a radio broadcast in 1927 and it's first television appeal was in 1955. But since 1980 the appeal was broadcast on the BBC in the telethon format it is at now. Then in 1985 Terry Wogan who has hosted the telethon since it started introduced Pudsey. Pudsey is the cuddly mascot for the charity and will often appear on the merchandise and be on stage / in the audience on the appeal night.

When Is It?

It airs on BBC One & BBC Two on Friday 13th November but you can start fundraising now! There are so many ideas that can be found on the official website but as a theme this year they are asking people to dress as their childhood superheroes. You can get a fundraising pack off the website and ask for donations at work or school for dressing up, It is that simple!

What Does The Money Do?

So far over £740 Million has been raised and given to fund projects that help disadvantaged children across the UK. You can actually go online and find which charities in your area are being supported through Children In Need donations. But to name a few; donations go to Hearing dogs for deaf children and organisations such a Whizz Kids and Buttle UK.

This year I decided to purchase the T-Shirt and Ears as well as the key rings. My mother and I have been buying the key rings the past few years and have one each, they are so adorable!

How to donate

To donate online using a debit/credit card : Click Here
To donate online using PayPal : Click Here
To donate in person : Click Here
To donate by post send a cheque to: 
BBC Children in Need Appeal
PO Box 648
M5 0LB

To donate by text (each message will cost £1 plus standard network rate charge):

 Message    Number    Amount
DONATE      70705         £5
  DONATE      70710         £10
 TEAM           70705         £5 
  TEAM           70710         £10
RAMBLE      70705         £5
  RAMBLE      70710         £10

If you are fundraising for Children In Need I'd love to know about it so either comment below or find me on Twitter & Instagram.

As always, thanks for reading...

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