Friday 14 June 2013, 17:07
Father’s Day is a great excuse to appreciate all the amazing dads and grandfathers all over the UK. One Children in Need funded project that has seen generations of families is the Crown and Manor Club in London.
Friday 14 June 2013, 17:07
Father’s Day is a great excuse to appreciate all the amazing dads and grandads all over the UK.
The Crown and Manor Club in London is a BBC Children in Need funded project and knows all about family. They've had three generations of the same one all come and take part over the years! Daniel, Bobby and Dean
Daniel is 14 and Bobby is 10, and they have both been involved with the football teams for over two years. Their dad Dean was especially enthusiastic about Bobby going along as he has taken up the position of the under-10s football manager! Dean said “Walking through the doors, nothing seemed to have changed. Everyone was welcoming, and I couldn’t wait for the boys to get involved.”
In 1985 and aged 12, Dean discovered the local club when his cousins started training there. It was a vibrant place at the heart of the estate where Dean grew up, always busy with young men looking for something to do. Dean went along for years, and even held his wedding reception there when he married his sweetheart in 1995.A Crown and Manor Club football team
And the legacy goes back even further- in 1959, Dean's father George was a key member of the Crown and Manor Club football...
Friday 14 June 2013, 12:59
BBC Children in Need is delighted to announce that £130,520 worth of grants have been awarded across Scotland through its new Small Grants programme!
They will fund a range of children’s activities including holiday play-schemes, trips and youth clubs. These grants will deliver a safe and fun-filled summer for the young people who attend these projects across the country.
Eleven of the new grant holders joined weather presenter Judith Ralston, Pudsey and BBC Children in Need staff in BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay for an event to celebrate the new awards.
They included Toonspeak Young Peoples Theatre, Scottish Sports Futures, Govan Weavers Society, Pollokshields Development Agency, Riverside Youth Club Glasgow, Women’s Aid East Ayrshire, Coatbridge Parkour, Parent Action For Safe Play, Our Place Our Families Renfrew and Kirklandneuk Community Digital Inclusion Team.
Karen Doran, Children's Support Worker at Women's Aid South Lanarkshire said: "The impact on the self-esteem and confidence of children and young people affected by domestic abuse often prevents them from taking part in activities within their community. Receiving this award from BBC Children in Need will enable us...
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 16:12
This week is Carers Week and BBC Children in Need is proud to be funding 104 projects across the UK that support young carers. Ellie and her mentor Lydia
One young carer supported by BBC Children in Need is 11-year-old Ellie.
Ellie lives with her mum and 5-year-old sister. Her mum has arthritis which means she struggles to walk and it’s difficult for her to do simple tasks like washing up and cooking. This means Ellie has lots of chores to do around the house because her mum simply can’t manage them. She cleans the house, cooks the meals and does the washing. Ellie has to get up really early to take her little sister to school as well. All of this is a lot for an 11-year-old!
Ellie is too busy to see school friends, and her mum can’t take her shopping in town like she used to. This meant Ellie wasn’t having fun like other children, and spent all her time in the house. That was until she found The Island N1 in York! They are a mentoring project that helps children who are going through a tricky period in their lives by matching them up with an older friend who can take them out. Ellie was matched up with Lydia who had decided to become a mentor to help other people...
Tuesday 28 May 2013, 12:34
The lucky winners' weekend kicked off on Thursday 23rd May with a visit to the famous BBC Radio 2 studios in central London, for a behind-the-scenes peek at The Chris Evans Breakfast Show. Five sensational McLarens were waiting on the Plaza outside...
Tuesday 14 May 2013, 14:21
This Bank Holiday Monday (27 May) is a date for the diary if you want to have amazing family fun and raise money for BBC Children in Need! The Family Fun Day is in support of BBC Children in Need and the event will run from 10am to 6pm at Stormont Estate with the guarantee to give both children and parents a very enjoyable day out. There are a wide range of activities including live entertainment with a Lady Gaga tribute act, amusements, motorcycle displays and sports day activities. There will be numerous trampolines, bouncy castles and even an opportunity to enter your non-pedigree dog...
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 10:53
Three-year old Jacob is learning the names of his teachers. When he’s shown their pictures he says who they are. But Jacob is profoundly deaf and uses hearing aids, so he’s had to work a lot harder than other children to learn how to talk.
Jacob, who attends The Elizabeth Foundation, which helps deaf children learn to listen and talk So has Tye, also three, who was fitted with cochlear implants when he was 19 months old. His mum remembers the awesome moment when his implants were switched on and he turned his head towards a noise for the first time. Background noise sometimes makes it difficult...
Friday 3 May 2013, 17:16
Five marathons. Five days. DONE!
And what a final day! The route took me from BBC Media Centre in Wood Lane to Kent where I live. At Victoria, where I used to work, all my old colleagues came out to cheer me on, and towards the end, my dad and brother cycled alongside me. It was exactly what I needed to keep me going!
When my home was in sight I somehow summoned up the strength to sprint the final stretch!
My legs actually feel a lot better than they did yesterday. Maybe they know that they haven't got any more marathons to do! Now it's time for a cold bath and lots of stretching. I'm so pleased it's all over and totally amazed with myself that I managed to do it!
Read more on my website www.5in5.co.uk
Thursday 2 May 2013, 16:31
So I'm four days into my challenge. I've run four marathons. One more to go tomorrow and it's been HARD WORK!!
When I set off on my first marathon I was pretty excited and really looking forward to the big challenge. I knew it was going to be tough but looking back, I actually had no idea how tough it was really going to be.
I was nervous as well because my start point, on Pudsey Drive near Birmingham, is a long way from home. If I injured myself or got lost then I would be all by myself, but that was all part of the challenge.
The hardest run so far has been the second day. By the...
Friday 26 April 2013, 18:12
So back in November, I was lucky enough to be part of an incredible team at BBC Children in Need that helped raise a record breaking amount of money. On Appeal Night I got to see and meet children who are helped first hand, and this motivated me to do something a little bit extra. There are lots of great ways to raise money: bike rides, treks, cake sales, but I wanted to do something bigger, that would challenge me to the maximum.
BBC Children in Need Graphic Designer Mark Attree runs 5 marathons in 5 days
After lots of research, I opted for a running challenge, and came up with the idea of...
Tuesday 23 April 2013, 10:19
It’s St George’s Day, patron saint of England, and BBC Children in Need is proud to be funding 1265 projects across England to a value of more than £35 million. From Cumbria to Cornwall, children up and down the country are benefitting from donations made by you.
Some of those children are pupils from St George’s School on the Isle of Wight. All the students have learning difficulties and physical disabilities, so it’s really important to them that they get to have the same experiences as other children.
They are able to have tons of fun on the water thanks to the ‘Island Youth Water...