Wednesday 4 September 2013, 22:24
Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J have joined forces to kick start this year’s BBC Children in Need Campaign. They are calling on the Great British public to once again get fundraising to help raise millions for disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.
There are a number of fun ways people can get fundraising for the Charity as demonstrated by Pudsey’s celebrity pals. Union J and Alex Jones are leading the fundraising charge by asking people to ditch their usual 9 to 5 work clothes and wear their #pyjamas and have a PJ party of their own!
Meanwhile Sir Terry Wogan and Nick Grimshaw are encouraging Brits to #bakeit, dig out their wooden spoons and get creative in the kitchen to hold a bake sale for the Bear. Sir Terry Wogan is fond of a lemon drizzle cake, but whether it is cookies, cupcakes or a crumble, all money raised will help to change young lives.
JLS are encouraging fans to follow in their footsteps, pop on their dancing shoes and put on a musical fundraising show of their own telling the world using #songanddance. Music, lights, action, all in aid of BBC Children in Need!
Or for the budding athletes out there, Matt Baker is calling on the public to dust off their running gear and get involved in a sponsored race. Every single run, race, skip or space-hop, will go towards helping the Charity.
BBC Children in Need’s Life President Sir Terry Wogan says: “Another year older and my childhood is almost ancient history, though memories from back then are very fond ones. I was lucky. Mine was a happy childhood but for many children in the UK, this isn’t the case, which is why the BBC started BBC Children in Need. Get involved. Go on, you know you want to. Together we can make 2013 our greatest year ever.”
One of BBC Children in Need’s biggest supporters, Gary Barlow says: “I’m doing my bit for BBC Children in Need, are you? Whether you bake, race, dress- up or sing, every penny goes towards making a difference to the lives of children and young people based here in the UK.”
The official fundraising pack is available for download and is jam packed with fundraising ideas and games to help people with their fundraising efforts. To date the Great British public has raised nearly £690 million for children across the UK and the Charity is calling on people to once again pull out the stops and start baking, running, dancing, pyjama wearing or singing; anything at all to help raise money to change young lives!