This years Camp­bel­town Courier Chil­dren in Need spe­cial, is bought to you in con­junc­tion with Castle­hill Pri­mary.

Campbeltown Courier - - FEATURE -

EV­ERY­THING you need to know about this year’s BBC Chil­dren in Need. After a record-break­ing amount of money was raised last year, Chil­dren in Need will once again grace our tele­vi­sion screens. More than £60 mil­lion was raised from the 2016 fundrais­ing ef­forts, and or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing to sur­pass that amount this year. The 2017 pro­gramme will be on air on Nobermber 17 from 7.30pm on BBC One. The on-the-night to­tal last year was £46.6 mil­lion and this to­tal grew to £60 mil­lion as money from across the UK was do­nated in sub­se­quent months. This was up from 2015, when the char­ity raised a to­tal of £56.9 mil­lion. To date, Chil­dren in Need has raised more than £909 mil­lion. The char­ity cur­rently sup­ports 2,400 projects in com­mu­ni­ties across the UK that are help­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple fac­ing a range of dis­ad­van­tages such as liv­ing in poverty, be­ing dis­abled or ill, or ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dis­tress, ne­glect or trauma. In the last year alone, BBC Chil­dren in Need has been able to make a dif­fer­ence to 480,000 young lives in com­mu­ni­ties the length and breadth of the UK. Speak­ing about last year’s record break­ing to­tal, Si­mon An­trobus, chief ex­ec­u­tive of BBC Chil­dren in Need, said: ‘The im­pact this in­cred­i­ble amount of money will have on some of the most dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple is hard to put into words; it re­ally will go on to change the lives of young peo­ple across the UK who need it most. ‘To our sup­port­ers who made this pos­si­ble: thank you, we sim­ply couldn’t have done it without you.’ Ev­ery year schools, or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als do their bit by not only do­nat­ing money in the mil­lions, but by tak­ing part in a par­tic­u­lar chal­lenge and rais­ing funds in the process. It could be a dress up, down or dress fancy themed day, a spon­sored si­lence, a tech detox, a din­ner party, a spon­sored walk, run, cy­cle or any type of chal­lenge. Si­mon An­trobus added: ‘BBC Chil­dren in Need is call­ing on peo­ple across the UK to once again come to­gether to make a last­ing, pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to the lives of dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple. ‘Whether you love bak­ing or fancy dress, or fancy tak­ing on a once in a life­time chal­lenge, you can use your pas­sions to help change young lives.’ The man who will be in charge of keep­ing us up to date with the onthe-night to­tal will be co­me­dian and pre­sen­ter Gra­ham Norton. How­ever, he won’t be alone. Chil­dren In Need’s mas­cot Pud­sey will be in ac­tion on the night, as will many other fa­mous faces. The of­fi­cial fundrais­ing pack is avail­able for down­load now from www.bbc.co.uk/pud­sey This years Camp­bel­town Courier Chil­dren in Need spe­cial, is bought to you in con­junc­tion with Castle­hill Pri­mary.

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