Children in Need - go spotty or just wear your own clothes this Friday Nov 15th
On Friday November 15th it will be this year's Children In Need - and of course, we will be taking part. It couldn't be simpler - just come to school in your own clothes (or something spotty if you have it!) and donate what you can to this wonderful cause.
Last year’s BBC One telethon broke records as it raised the most the charity has ever managed in one evening – while the annual event has raised over £1bn since the very first Children In Need back in 1980. And this year’s is already off to a good start, with the Got It Covered album joining many other events taking place across the UK ahead of the big night.
BBC Children in Need provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
The charity is currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK. The projects funded help children facing a range of disadvantages for example poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.
BBC Children in Need currently awards grants at six points during the year and funds two types of grants. The Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. Meanwhile, the Small Grants Programme supports projects for up to three years, and includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year.
The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night takes place every year in November. The Appeal show is a whole evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things to help raise money.
There are also plenty of one-off specials of your favourite programmes, which in the past have included Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, EastEnders and much more!