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