Jo Porter

Journalist, Jo Porter, Project Journalist for BBC CiN Editorial team

Blog posts in total 19

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  1. This year, we visited an inspiring project full of young people spending some time away from their homes and their normal routines, enjoying their school holidays. Read on to find out about the Music 4 Life project run by Wren Music in Devon.  

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  2. Thanks to your donations, The Polka Theatre company in London is putting on storytelling sessions especially for children and their dads on Saturday mornings.

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  3. Imagine you could experience severe sunburn just by going on a short trip to the supermarket. That’s what happened to three-year-old Eddison from Kent. After being taken to the shops or out in his pram, his skin would turn red and blister, even if he was fully clothed and there was little sunshine.

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  4. As it's St David's Day we thought we'd tell you about an amazing project in Wales that your money has helped - Cwmavon and District Boys and Girls Club!

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  5. Seven year-old Klara has had moderate hearing loss in her left ear and profound hearing loss in her right ear since she was born. She suffered from countless ear infections which meant that she couldn’t always wear her hearing aids

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  6. Southampton Society for the Blind has set up a project called Zoom which helps visually impaired children to build their confidence through different activities.

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  7. Classical Cuties is a music-based afterschool club run by Leigh Underwood and is based at a primary school in Tonyrefail in the Rhondda Valley. With the help of BBC Children in Need, a grant of just under £10,000 has paid for some of the instruments the children play.

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  8. This week marks Meningitis Awareness Week. Thanks to your support, we’re able to help people affected by meningitis like James and his family.

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  9. Five-year-old Connor is severely autistic. His family was told that he would never speak. With the help of a BBC Children in Need grant, Connor was able to get help from the Sensory Toy Library at Cerebra in Carmarthen, Wales.

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  10. Case study about Ethan who benefits from the support of Graham, a Support Worker at BIBIC, funded by BBC Children in Need.

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  11. APPLE – Acton Play Project and Leisure Services - offers 82 open access sessions to children and young people from low income families by providing a range of cooking, gardening and arts-based activities for them. When the weather is good, that means going outside and planting or harvesting vegetables which are then prepared and eaten inside.

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  12. BBC Children in Need supports The Elizabeth Foundation, which helps deaf children learn to listen and talk.

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  13. On this day each year, that great storyteller Hans Christian Anderson's birthday is celebrated with an International Children's Book Day. To mark the occasion, we wanted you to read first hand about just one of the BBC Children in Need grants that has children's books at the centre of it. Mum Angela Campana tells us about the Doorstep Library Network in Hammersmith and Fulham.

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  14. It's the first ever International Happiness Day, so we're looking at BBC Children in Need projects that bring happiness to children who need it the most.

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  15. We’re going across the water to Northern Ireland for the next stop in our UK tour to coincide with St Patrick’s Day. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! There, BBC Children in Need funds nearly 300 projects to a value of £7,603,402.

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  16. Find out how your donations to BBC Children in Need are supporting young people in Barking and East London who are interested in art, music, drama and dance. 

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  17. Some children just aren't suited to mainstream school for a variety of reasons.  Find out how the Amelia Trust Farm, a project in Wales funded by BBC Children in Need, supports them.

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  18. If you’ve ever wondered how we make the fundraising films that are broadcast on appeal night on BBC One each November, here’s a bit of an insight…

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