BBC Chil­dren in Need - Fri­day 13th Novem­ber 2015

Rock­field pri­mary help Chil­dren in Need

The Oban Times - - Feature -

BBC Chil­dren in Need has raised more than £790 mil­lion to help the lives of young peo­ple and dis­abled chil­dren around the UK since it started in 1980. And each year The Oban Times asks a lo­cal school to nom­i­nate a class to draw pic­tures of lo­cal busi­nesses which fea­ture on our Chil­dren in Need page, with 20 per cent of the ad­ver­tis­ing pro­ceeds do­nated to the char­ity event. This year the P6/P7 class at Rock­field Pri­mary School drew the fan­tas­tic pic­tures be­low and we would like to thank them and the busi­nesses fea­tured for sup­port­ing Chil­dren in Need. This year Chil­dren in Need is ask­ing peo­ple across the UK to dress up as their child­hood hero to help make a dif­fer­ence to young lives. The stel­lar Chil­dren in Need’s celebrity friends line-up in­cludes model and tele­vi­sion pro­ducer Tess Daly, singer/ song­writer So­phie El­lis- Bax­ter and ra­dio pre­sen­ter Der­mot O’Leary. Hope­lessly de­voted to the Char­ity, Tess Daly has swapped her Strictly ball gown for a jump­suit, choos­ing to em­u­late her child­hood hero Olivia New­ton John. Tess called on peo­ple across the UK say­ing: ‘While dress­ing up as your hero is a fun and sim­ple thing to do, it re­ally can help make a big dif­fer­ence. By sup­port­ing BBC Chil­dren in Need, you’ll be help­ing ben­e­fit the lives of some of the most dis­ad­van­taged young peo­ple, right here in the UK. So dust off your fancy-dress gear, and let’s make this hap­pen!’ Der­mot O’Leary’s child­hood hero was known as one of the prin­ci­pal fig­ures of Antarc­tic Ex­plo­ration, and was a real hero of his time, Der­mot said of his choice: ‘My child­hood hero was the ex­plorer, Sir Ernest Shack­le­ton. He was an ad­ven­turer from the early 1900’s, known for trekking places like the Antarc­tic. As a young lad, who wouldn’t want to be an ex­plorer? It’s been great fun to do the fancy dress for BBC Chil­dren in Need; please do show your sup­port and do the same!’

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