For almost 100 years, BBC's Children in Need has helped to raise funds to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is to help ensure that every child has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.
BBC Children in Need supports over 2,800 organisations and projects all over the UK that help young people whose lives are impacted by a range of issues including: poverty, disability or illness, distress, neglect or trauma.
This year, Children in Need raised a staggering £47.9 million for under-privileged children.
A number of our partner schools have participated in fundraising events and activities in support of Children in Need. We have included some of these below:
A fantastic £1,500 was raised by students from the Stamford Endowed Schools.
The boys raised almost £1,000 alone, through various activities which included busking, a cake sale, ‘sponge-the-teacher’, ‘guess how many sweets in a jar’ and a raffle. Other activities included challenges of dexterity and agility, including ‘lob-a-choc’, a basketball shootout, penalty shootout and crossbar challenge.
The nursery and Stamford High School also did their bit, raising an additional £540 between them.
The girls at Adcote School each donated £1, to attend school in pyjamas and onesies in support of Children in Need. The theme proved very popular amongst the students. Congratulations to all those who took part in this fundraising effort.
One talkative student from Burgess Hill Girls successfully completed a 24 hour sponsored silence to raise a staggering £1,587 and the donations are still coming in.
Senior students at Burgess Hill Girls successfully raised an additional £2,000.
Deputy Head of Burgess Hill Girls Heather Cavanagh commented:
“Lola’s achievement is a great example of how one individual can make a significant difference. It is also wonderful to see older pupils getting involved with the community in their fundraising effort. I cannot wait to see what challenges they set themselves next year!”
Junior pupils at Kent College Canterbury took part in the Children In Need “Big Morning Move” with celebrity fitness guru Joe Wicks. Students gathered in the sports hall for a live-streamed workout, raising money for Children In Need. Joe was kind enough to film a thank you message especially for the students who took part. Another fantastic achievement for a brilliant cause.
At Bright world, we also wanted to do our bit by organising a mini office bake-off. Each member of staff had the opportunity to showcase their baking talents, with some delicious results. Bright World pledged a donation of £2 for each piece of cake presented, which has resulted in £102 for the charity.