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Jo Porter Jo Porter Journalist, Jo Porter, Project Journalist for BBC CiN Editorial team Blog posts in total 20

  1. A Visit to Music 4 Life in Devon

    Monday 1 September 2014, 16:13

    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. Happy Father's Day from Pudsey

    Tuesday 10 June 2014, 15:00

    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. Happy Father's Day!

    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.

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  4. The children who can't go out in the sun

    Monday 3 March 2014, 15:15

    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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  5. Happy St David's Day!

    Friday 28 February 2014, 14:19

    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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  6. Who You Help: Hearing Dogs for Deaf Children

    Tuesday 24 December 2013, 10:30

    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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  7. Who You Help: Southampton Society for the Blind

    Monday 16 December 2013, 16:09

    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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  8. Who You Help: Classical Cuties

    Monday 28 October 2013, 15:29

    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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  9. Meningitis Awareness Week 2013

    Tuesday 17 September 2013, 17:54

    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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  10. Who you help: Connor and Cerebra

    Monday 16 September 2013, 12:26

    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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  11. Literacy Day - Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association

    Saturday 7 September 2013, 20:38

    International Literacy Day, Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association

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  12. Disability Awareness Day - Meet Ethan & Graham from BIBIC

    Monday 15 July 2013, 15:48

    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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  13. Who You Help: National Childhood Obesity Week

    Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14:54

    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...

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  14. Deaf Awareness Week

    Wednesday 8 May 2013, 10:53

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

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  15. Who You Help: International Children's Book Day

    Tuesday 2 April 2013, 12:31

    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...

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  16. International Happiness Day

    Wednesday 20 March 2013, 11:14

    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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  17. Who You Help: Projects in Northern Ireland

    Friday 15 March 2013, 13:02

    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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  18. A Big Deal for Teenagers

    Friday 1 February 2013, 16:46

    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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  19. Secret Ingredients - the Amelia Trust Farm

    Wednesday 3 October 2012, 14:15

    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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  20. The inspirational stories behind the appeal films

    Monday 17 September 2012, 15:17

    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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