Wednesday 19 November 2014, 14:43
Around 9,000 people got a real treat this year at the Little Grandsen Airshow, raising a record-breaking £65,000 for our Appeal.
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 14:43
Around 9,000 people got a real treat this year at the Little Grandsen Airshow with world class aerobatics from Mark Jeffries. A Twister, Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster Bombers took to the skies to put on a spectacular show to raise money for BBC Children in Need – raising a record-breaking £63,743.69 for our Appeal.
“We had more visitors than we’ve ever had – the event was a sell out,” said organiser Dave Poile, “And we raised more money than ever before!”
What began 22 years ago as a small charity event is now a regular fixture in South Cambridgeshire. This year’s August event saw the four-hour air show begin with a Spitfire flyover, closely followed by a Tiger Moth bi-plane and C172 display. The Trig Aerobatic Team wowed audiences with their acrobatic stunts before a former RAF Vulcan took to the skies for three final flyovers.
But the highlight of the day was definitely the arrival of nine Pudsey bears, who had flown all the way from Canada in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster Bomber especially for the event.
Later, the Pudseys were auctioned off amid lots of other fun activities. “Along with the flying display we had a craft fair...
Thursday 23 October 2014, 15:22
Wednesday 15 October 2014, 16:33
While 10-year-old George was wandering around CarFest last year, he decided to do two very important things - raise money for BBC Children in Need and hold his own mini festival.Campfest
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 10:35
Monday 22 September 2014, 16:03
CATSYPP after-school groups are so in demand that they have over 60 young people on their waiting lists. But the 55 lucky young people who already attend each week won’t be giving up their places any time soon – because the clubs have literally changed their lives.
The young people at Children on the Autistic Spectrum Young People’s Project have all been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. And as such they have difficulties communicating, making friends and managing their emotions. Supported by BBC Children in Need funds, the CATSYPP clubs – nicknamed CATS - are so much more than places...
Monday 8 September 2014, 21:48
BBC Children in Need is back, and is asking Britain to get baking one of the Nation’s favourite cakes to help make a difference to young lives right here in the UK.
Stars from across British television and radio including Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Tess Daly, Matt Baker and Alex Jones have joined forces to galvanise the nation to become baking heroes for BBC Children in Need by baking one of the nation’s favourite cakes.
BBC Children in Need’s six celebrity friends are each championing one of the nation’s favourite cakes, and are asking the...
Monday 1 September 2014, 16:13
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 14:24
Friday 15 August 2014, 10:37
Just in case you’ve forgotten what a glorious country we live in, there’s no better way to become reacquainted with the beauty of Britain than a Summer ride on one of the UK’s many scenic bus routes. There’s nobody that knows this better than Steve Gibbs, a determined fundraiser from Wigston currently in the midst of an epic fundraising journey across the UK.
Powered on by his pacemaker, 74-year-old Steve is currently en route from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back again - all by bus! That’s a two week journey covering over 2000 miles, on 66 buses - and it’s all for free with...
Friday 18 July 2014, 13:17
On August 1 2014, an all-star football team led by veteran fundraiser Barry Donegan will be embarking on a very unusual challenge. The team will be playing 5 football games… in 5 nations… within a 48 hour time period! It’s all part of The 5 Nations 48 Challenge, the brainchild of Barry and his friend David, all in aid of BBC Children in Need! It’s not going to be easy, but if they succeed, they could even end up with a Guinness World Record!
However, these aren’t just any football teams – professional footballers and stars from the nation’s favourite soaps are all giving up their...